Michigan Approves A Small Increase To Fix Michigan RoadMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to boost spending on roads and bridges by 7% or $175 million. The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday.
Michigan Road-Fix Plan Becomes Early 2016 Campaign IssueNo-new-tax Republicans banded together to narrowly pass Michigan's first fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases in decades, a move Democrats eagerly hope voters will remember in 2016 and after.
As Potholes Flourish, Senate Plans Vote On Road Plan That Includes Fee, Tax HikesApproximately $600 million comes from higher taxes and fees. Another $600 million eventually is redirected from existing tax revenue.
Michigan House OKs New Roads Plan With Gas Tax, Fee HikesThe largely party-line votes came about a week after talks broke down between Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders to resolve differences between earlier House- and Senate-passed legislation.
Lawmakers Adjourn Until September Without Road-Funding Deal"Unfortunately, our negotiations have been a bit derailed in other things that are not roads," House Speaker Kevin Cotter said.
House Aims For $1.2 Billion Road-Funding Deal This WeekLegislators are eying a compromise that could include a boost in fuel tax and vehicle along with shifting money from other spending priorities.
Tired Of Potholes, Hamtramck Residents Buy Cold Patch, Take Repairs Into Their Own HandsSix residents in one of the poorest communities in Michigan got together and purchased 900 pounds of cold patch and spent a recent steamy July day on Lumpkin Road, pounding it in themselves.
Survey: Metro Detroit Roads 4th Worst In Nation, Cost Drivers Nearly $900 Each YearWe all know the roads in metro Detroit are in terrible shape, but just how bad is it?
Snyder: Still 'Fair Amount Of Work To Be Done' To Settle Michigan Roads FixAs the House mulls over a Republican plan for a 15-cent a gallon gas tax hike, the Democrats this week proposed a plan to raise most of the money needed through a corporate income tax hike.
Road Closures: Resurfacing Beginning For Some Roads In Rochester HillsRoad crews in Oakland County are bringing out more orange barrels.
Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In MichiganThe motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don't pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.
House Committee To Vote On Michigan Road Funding PackageThe bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.
Michigan House Committee Looks At Eliminating Tax Credit To Fund RoadsBackers say the overall package would eventually generate at least $1 billion a year for funding the roads.
Eliminating Tax Credits For Low-Income Families Part Of New Republican Plan To Fix Roads"We can do it - if we have the will to prioritize," said House Speak Kevin Cotter.
Voters Rejected Proposal 1, So What's Plan B For Michigan Roads?State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, told WWJ legal analyst Charlie Langton he wants to tap the state's catastrophic fund, which has $20 billion in it, to fund road repairs.