Michigan Road-Fix Plan Becomes Early 2016 Campaign IssueNo-new-tax Republicans banded together to narrowly pass Michigan's first fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases in decades, a move Democrats eagerly hope voters will remember in 2016 and after.
Tired Of Potholes, Hamtramck Residents Buy Cold Patch, Take Repairs Into Their Own HandsSix residents in one of the poorest communities in Michigan got together and purchased 900 pounds of cold patch and spent a recent steamy July day on Lumpkin Road, pounding it in themselves.
Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In MichiganThe motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don't pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.
House Committee To Vote On Michigan Road Funding PackageThe bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.
Michigan House Committee Looks At Eliminating Tax Credit To Fund RoadsBackers say the overall package would eventually generate at least $1 billion a year for funding the roads.
Statewide Survey Shows Voters Ready To Fund Road Fixes If Lawmakers Keep It SimpleMore 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.
Ballot Measure To Hike Taxes For Road Work: Everything You Need To Know About Prop 1Here are some questions, answers and everything else you need to know before Tuesday's election.
Households Would Pay $474 More In Taxes Under Road ProposalJust how much more taxes people pay would vary and depend on family incomes, future fuel prices and consumer choices: what they buy, how much they drive, the type and age of their car.
Most Of $1.2B In New Funds Would Go To County, City RoadsNot 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.
Michigan Road Proposal In Trouble? Poll Shows Majority Of Voters Against Sales Tax HikeA new poll shows that Michigan's road funding and sales tax proposal is in some trouble ahead of the May 5 primary.
Audit Finds Some Michigan Bridge Inspections LackingAn audit finds some bridges classified as being in critical condition aren't being inspected as frequently or as thoroughly as they should be.
Tax Bump For Road Repairs: Prop 1 Ballot Language ApprovedVoters will decide whether they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1.3 billion a year more for transportation infrastructure.