Gov. Rick Snyder brought giant rocks with him — from potholes found on area roads — as he took to the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” stage and talked about why he was supporting Proposal 1.
“Even in its best year – 40 percent goes to nothing related to the roads – it doesn’t repair our roads.”
WWJ Midday Anchor Jackie Paige hosts on-air news special April 14th on the upcoming Proposal 1 Vote.
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.
“There was a pothole out here last year that I put a baby doll in because it was so deep.”
Governor Rick Snyder stops by the studio to talk about Proposal 1. Plus find out what’s new in the world of the governor.
One Michigan lawmaker says he has a “Plan B” to fix Michigan’s roads that does not involve a tax increase.
If the constitutional amendment passes, Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax would increase to 7 percent and would no longer be applied to fuel.
Big business has spent nearly $7 million promoting Proposal 1 in the last few weeks, even though there’s no organized opposition.
The stakes are high for Henry Ford Community College — as it awaits the fate of a pair of bond requests.