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Despite Pressure, Michigan Road-Funding Fix May Take A While

The public’s trouncing of a lawmaker-proposed constitutional amendment to upgrade Michigan roads leaves Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators searching for an alternative.

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

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Report: Poor Condition Of Michigan Roads Costs Motorists Nearly $5 Billion Annually

Director of Research and Policy for the national transportation research group TRIP, Rocky Moretti, said that Michigan’s “infrastructure deficit” is only getting deeper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2015

Paul Prange, Tom Canedo, Gov Rick Snyder, Carol Cain, Rod Alberts and Hiram Jackson at the Michigan Chronicle's "Pancakes and Politics" forum. They are holding rocks the governor brought from potholes and broken roadways to the stage as he talked about his support of  Proposal 1. (credit: Ken Bryant)/CBS 62)

Gov. Snyder Rocks Pancakes And Politics With Talk Of Road Woes, Prop 1

Gov. Rick Snyder brought giant rocks with him — from potholes found on area roads — as he took to the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” stage and talked about why he was supporting Proposal 1.

04/17/2015

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“Fix or Flat” Proposal 1 News Special Tuesday, April 14

WWJ Midday Anchor Jackie Paige hosts on-air news special April 14th on the upcoming Proposal 1 Vote.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2015

This is what one Michigan road looks like after the recent freeze, thaw cycle. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

1st Ad Backing Tax Hike Says Michigan Roads Are ‘Dangerous’ [VIDEO]

It features a mid-Michigan mother who says her family is on the road a lot for kids’ basketball and soccer, and she worries about concrete falling from bridges.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2015

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Snyder Defends Proposed Sales Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Education

The plan has been criticized because not all of the money raised would be dedicated to road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2015

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Michigan’s Local Governments Say Roads Need More Funding

Fewer than one in five local leaders labeled their roads as being in good condition.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2015

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Draft Released Of Wording For May Road Funding Proposal

Michigan’s elections director has released proposed wording of a road funding ballot proposal asking voters if they want to increase the state sales tax.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015

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New Michigan Legislature’s Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

If voters in May approve a sales tax increase as part of a broader plan to help better fund roads, the GOP could decide there’s enough budget cushion to push an income tax cut.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2015

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Metro Detroit Wakes Up To Snow Friday: ‘Problems Are All Over’

On M-59 westbound, east of I-75, there were multiple accidents with police on the scene.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

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