Road crews in Oakland County are bringing out more orange barrels.
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.
The bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.
Backers say the overall package would eventually generate at least $1 billion a year for funding the roads.
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.
“We can do it – if we have the will to prioritize,” said House Speak Kevin Cotter.
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.
“At this rate, nobody knows what’s going to happen,” Skubick said.
Here are some questions, answers and everything else you need to know before Tuesday’s election.
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.