It’s a risky plan, especially if conservative interests spend heavily to urge its defeat and too many business groups that preferred a lawmaker-approved net gasoline tax hike decide to sit on the sidelines.
A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan’s transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters.
The fate of the tax hike rests entirely with voters.
“This is more about getting the great people we already have working better together.”
The whole thing hinges, however, on what voters decide.
House Speaker Jase Bolger and Minority Leader Tim Greimel say they are “very close” to an agreement.
Michigan added 11,000 new jobs in November.
The top issue for Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders remains a potential tax increase to boost road funding.
While snow removal contractors gear up to make sure roads are clear, lawmakers in Lansing are hoping to take a final vote next week on a legislation to repair the state’s crumbling roads and freeways.
Michigan has roughly 80,000 welfare recipients, 21,000 of them adults age 18 and older who could be subject to drug testing depending on which counties were selected for the pilot.