Michigan Roads

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Lawmakers Adjourn Until September Without Road-Funding Deal

“Unfortunately, our negotiations have been a bit derailed in other things that are not roads,” House Speaker Kevin Cotter said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2015

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House Aims For $1.2 Billion Road-Funding Deal This Week

Legislators are eying a compromise that could include a boost in fuel tax and vehicle along with shifting money from other spending priorities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2015

Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94.   (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Tired Of Potholes, Hamtramck Residents Buy Cold Patch, Take Repairs Into Their Own Hands

Six residents in one of the poorest communities in Michigan got together and purchased 900 pounds of cold patch and spent a recent steamy July day on Lumpkin Road, pounding it in themselves.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2015

Potholes cover Midland Steet in Highland Park (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 50)

Survey: Metro Detroit Roads 4th Worst In Nation, Cost Drivers Nearly $900 Each Year

We all know the roads in metro Detroit are in terrible shape, but just how bad is it?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2015

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Snyder: Still ‘Fair Amount Of Work To Be Done’ To Settle Michigan Roads Fix

As the House mulls over a Republican plan for a 15-cent a gallon gas tax hike, the Democrats this week proposed a plan to raise most of the money needed through a corporate income tax hike.

CBS Detroit–07/16/2015

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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