Voters will decide whether they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1.3 billion a year more for transportation infrastructure.
“The May 5 ballot proposal on roads is going to be the lens through which everything gets done in the first six months.”
“It’s time to fix the roads,” the governor says.
Time is running out for lawmakers to get a deal done to fix the crumbling roads before their self-imposed summer break.
You can’t miss it along the pothole-ravaged Beresford Street.
Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?
Michigan lawmakers have taken a step toward spending $450 million a year more on deteriorating roads, mostly by redirecting existing tax dollars.
It’s almost a done deal.
Half of that money is planned to be set to local communities in the new future.
A divided Michigan House approved a mid-year spending bill Tuesday with more money for road maintenance because of the severe winter and to account for a delay in the expansion of Medicaid.