Michigan Roads

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Road Closures: Resurfacing Beginning For Some Roads In Rochester Hills

Road crews in Oakland County are bringing out more orange barrels.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

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Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In Michigan

The motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don’t pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2015

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

House Committee To Vote On Michigan Road Funding Package

The bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2015

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Michigan House Committee Looks At Eliminating Tax Credit To Fund Roads

Backers say the overall package would eventually generate at least $1 billion a year for funding the roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2015

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Statewide Survey Shows Voters Ready To Fund Road Fixes If Lawmakers Keep It Simple

More than half of survey respondents who voted no on Proposal 1 said they believed the initiative gave tax money away to too many other things.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

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Eliminating Tax Credits For Low-Income Families Part Of New Republican Plan To Fix Roads

“We can do it – if we have the will to prioritize,” said House Speak Kevin Cotter.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

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Voters Rejected Proposal 1, So What’s Plan B For Michigan Roads?

State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, told WWJ legal analyst Charlie Langton he wants to tap the state’s catastrophic fund, which has $20 billion in it, to fund road repairs.

CBS Detroit–05/06/2015

Potholes on Beresford St. in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Poll: Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Want Lawmakers To Give Up Summer Vacation, Focus On Roads

“At this rate, nobody knows what’s going to happen,” Skubick said.

CBS Detroit–05/06/2015

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Ballot Measure To Hike Taxes For Road Work: Everything You Need To Know About Prop 1

Here are some questions, answers and everything else you need to know before Tuesday’s election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2015

A deep pothole swallows tires of cars on the Northwestern Highway service drive at Red River. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

May Election Tests Pothole Angst Vs. Will To Raise Taxes

More than half of Michigan’s major roads will be in poor condition within a decade if nothing’s done, up from 38 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2006.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2015

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