“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.
Just how much more taxes people pay would vary and depend on family incomes, future fuel prices and consumer choices: what they buy, how much they drive, the type and age of their car.
Not all of the $1.2 billion-plus influx would go to roads and bridges immediately. Much of the new tax revenue would instead be used to pay down debt.
A new poll shows that Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in some trouble ahead of the May 5 primary.
“There was a pothole out here last year that I put a baby doll in because it was so deep.”
One Michigan lawmaker says he has a “Plan B” to fix Michigan’s roads that does not involve a tax increase.