Road Repairs

Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94.   (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Tired Of Potholes, Hamtramck Residents Buy Cold Patch, Take Repairs Into Their Own Hands

Six 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.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2015

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Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In Michigan

The 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2015

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

House Committee To Vote On Michigan Road Funding Package

The bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2015

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Michigan House Committee Looks At Eliminating Tax Credit To Fund Roads

Backers say the overall package would eventually generate at least $1 billion a year for funding the roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2015

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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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Ballot Measure To Hike Taxes For Road Work: Everything You Need To Know About Prop 1

Here are some questions, answers and everything else you need to know before Tuesday’s election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2015

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Households Would Pay $474 More In Taxes Under Road Proposal

Just 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2015

Potholes along I-75 in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Most Of $1.2B In New Funds Would Go To County, City Roads

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2015

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Michigan Road Proposal In Trouble? Poll Shows Majority Of Voters Against Sales Tax Hike

A new poll shows that Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in some trouble ahead of the May 5 primary.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2015

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Audit Finds Some Michigan Bridge Inspections Lacking

An audit finds some bridges classified as being in critical condition aren’t being inspected as frequently or as thoroughly as they should be.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2015

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