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Tax Hike For Roads Requires Risky Statewide Vote

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.

CBS Detroit–12/20/2014

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Michigan Looks For Salt, Legislation To Help State’s Wintry, Crumbling Roads

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2014

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Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills, topped by the most pressing legislation of all: boosting road funding.

CBS Detroit–11/29/2014

Rich Studley, Sandy Baruah and Charlie Beckham with "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain talk about roads and what's head for Detroit. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Chamber Leaders Sound Off On Lame Duck Lansing Legislature, Motor City, Gov. Snyder

Rich Studley, CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, is convinced Michigan’s roads will finally get the attention and resources needed to repair them after some tough winters that have wreaked havoc for motorists.

11/25/2014

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

Study: ‘Rubberized’ Roads May Help Michigan Roads Endure Tougher Climates

Researcher at Michigan Tech said that the Department of Environmental Quality has awarded several grants to study rubberized asphalt and that roads might respond better to temperature fluctuations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2014

Potholes cover Midland Steet in Highland Park (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 50)

Driver On Potholes: “It’s Like A Graveyard, A Hole For Everybody’s Car”

People calling WWJ Monday morning had a list of pothole problem areas including: the Lodge Freeway service drive near Eight Mile, I-96 eastbound near Livernois, Hannan Road over I-275.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2014

A snow plow clears several inches of snow and drops salt along Warren Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) FILE.

Tri-County Road Budgets In Jeopardy After Grueling Winter

Counties are rapidly spending their road maintenance budgets and it could leave less for much-needed repairs in the summer.

01/29/2014

Snow Creates Hazardous Driving Conditions In Metro Detroit

An overnight dusting of snow has led to a sloppy mess on freeways and other roads in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2013

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Monitors From MSU Engineering Watch For Road, Bridge Defects

As the state of Michigan looks to improve its infrastructure — roads and bridges — a team of Michigan State University researchers think they may have one solution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

5 Mich. Issues In Doubt Besides Medicaid Expansion

The Rick Snyder v. Senate Republicans showdown over Medicaid expansion is overshadowing the fact that other big bills went unresolved before lawmakers adjourned for at least two months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2013

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