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Michigan State Capital Building (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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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Freezing Rain, Wet Roads Create Driving Hazards

Freezing rain left roadways across parts of the state slick Saturday, causing dozens of vehicles to crash or slip into ditches.

CBS Detroit–01/03/2015

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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

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