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Michigan Roads

5 Mich. Issues In Doubt Besides Medicaid Expansion

The Rick Snyder v. Senate Republicans showdown over Medicaid expansion is overshadowing the fact that other big bills went unresolved before lawmakers adjourned for at least two months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2013

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

Michigan’s $483M Surplus May Go To Road Repairs

“The feeding frenzy has begun,” House Speaker Jase Bolger said. “Everyone under the sun has new ideas and new ways to spend this money.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

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

Mich. Road Funding Talks Still At Standstill

High-level talks over fixing Michigan’s deteriorating roads are at a standstill in the Capitol, with Republican and Democratic leaders still unable to agree much on how to even start.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2013

Potholes (credit: Getty Images)

Will Plan Raise $1.5 Billion More For Michigan Roads?

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Wayne Schmidt says a plan in the works could generate at least $1.5 billion a year more.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013

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House Panel Takes Up Michigan Road Funding Bills

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman says a plan could generate at least $1.5 billion a year more

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013

Potholes (credit: Getty Images)

Mich. Road Debate Light On How Money Divvied Up

Gov. Snyder is having a tough time persuading the GOP-led Legislature to swallow an increase in the state gasoline tax from 19 cents to 33 cents a gallon and a hike in car license plate fees by 60 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2013

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GOP Leader: Odds Low For Road Funding Deal Soon

A multi-pronged plan to raise more money for road and bridge repairs by asking Michigan voters to increase the retail sales tax doesn’t appear headed for a vote — at least for now.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2013

Potholes cover a lane of traffic along Greenfield Road in Southfield. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Potholes To Get Facelift During Summer Makeover

The Michigan Department of Transportation (M-DOT) says it will be making repairs on I-94, I-696, I-75 and Woodward Avenue this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2013

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Shift In Debate About How To Raise Roads Revenue

The leader of the state Senate has tabled a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees as a way to raise money to fix the roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

Potholes (credit: Getty Images)

Michigan Road Bills Would Raise Gas Tax, Vehicle Fee

Under a six-measure package introduced by Republicans on Wednesday, the gasoline tax would nearly double and registration fees for cars and pickup trucks would rise 80 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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