The public’s trouncing of a lawmaker-proposed constitutional amendment to upgrade Michigan roads leaves Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators searching for an alternative.
Director of Research and Policy for the national transportation research group TRIP, Rocky Moretti, said that Michigan’s “infrastructure deficit” is only getting deeper.
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.
WWJ Midday Anchor Jackie Paige hosts on-air news special April 14th on the upcoming Proposal 1 Vote.
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.