More than half of Michigan’s major roads will be in poor condition within a decade if nothing’s done, up from 38 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2006.
Not all of the $1.2 billion-plus influx would go to roads and bridges immediately. Much of the new tax revenue would instead be used to pay down debt.
A new poll out Friday shows Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in trouble.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday plans to sign mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan’s projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue.
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.
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.
Get ready to pay taxes on things you buy online.
A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan’s transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters.
The fate of the tax hike rests entirely with voters.