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.
The plan has been criticized because not all of the money raised would be dedicated to road repairs.
Fewer than one in five local leaders labeled their roads as being in good condition.
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.
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.
On M-59 westbound, east of I-75, there were multiple accidents with police on the scene.
Freezing rain left roadways across parts of the state slick Saturday, causing dozens of vehicles to crash or slip into ditches.
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.
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.
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.