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