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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

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Despite Pressure, Michigan Road-Funding Fix May Take A While

The public’s trouncing of a lawmaker-proposed constitutional amendment to upgrade Michigan roads leaves Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators searching for an alternative.

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

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Voters Rejected Proposal 1, So What’s Plan B For Michigan Roads?

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.

CBS Detroit–05/06/2015

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Local Officials React To Failure Of Proposal 1

With Proposal 1 falling badly, it will now be up to lawmakers in Lansing to start over and come up with a plan to fund road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2015

Leaders for the Coalition Against Higher Taxes gather in Troy to celebrate the defeat of Proposal 1. (photo: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Opponents Of Proposal 1 Celebrate Resounding Victory

It was a happy night in Troy on Tuesday, where opponents of Proposal 1 gathered to watch election results.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2015

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Snyder: Voter ‘Anger’ Big Reason For Fall Of Proposal 1

Snyder, who traveled across the state to explain the plan and urge its passage, conceded that it was dead shortly after all polls closed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2015

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More Than Just Proposal 1: Metro Communities Prepare For Special Election With Local Issues

It’s not only the roads that will be decided on by voters in a special election on Tuesday. See the list…

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2015

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder speaks during a news conference November 7, 2014 in Detroit. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Snyder Makes Final Push For Voters To Approve Tax Increase

Snyder was joined by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and labor and church leaders at Eastern Market to promote the Proposal One’s passage.


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Non-Partisan Group Gives Final Analysis Of Proposal 1 Before Special Election

Eric Lupher, the president of the non-partisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan, said that changes in the gas tax mean Proposal 1 would cost drivers more at the pump as well.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2015

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‘Truth Squad’ Checks On Proposal 1 Political Ads

Voters decide on Tuesday whether to hike the sales tax in order to fund transportation projects and protect education funding.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2015