Michigan transportation funding

4:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Subcommittee doesn't approve $1.2 billion road repairs

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It’s now the full Senate Appropriations Committee’s turn to look over the transportation budget.
LANSING - The state transportation budget advanced in the Senate today without the extra $1.2 billion in road and bridge funding called for by Gov. Rick Snyder, just as the main budget bill cleared the House Appropriations Committee today, also without the extra money.
1:23 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Bipartisan support for fixing state roads

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Former Congressman Mark Schauer of Battle Creek part of broad coalition seeking increased funding for roads.
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
(Bridge illustration/A.J. Jones) By Amy Lane/Bridge Magazine contributor On Michigan's Right to Work law, labor activist Mark Schauer and business advocate Rich Studley could not have sought more different results. But when it comes to working on Michigan's crumbling roads - an issue that's arisen in Lansing nearly as frequently as winter potholes - the two have an identical goal.
7:49 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Snyder will seek higher tax on diesel

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Snyder has made raising money to improve transportation a top priority for this year.
Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday he supports making truck drivers and motorists with diesel engine vehicles pay the same fuel tax rate that's levied on unleaded gasoline. Snyder said he'll offer new details today about his plan to raise $1.2 billion in new fuel and vehicle taxes during his budget presentation to lawmakers.
7:48 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Snyder says some transportation money could go for mass transit

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Governor wants to raise gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, use money for roads and other transportation projects
Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday refined his sales pitch for raising $1.2 billion in new gas and vehicle taxes by saying the money won't just be designated for fixing the state's roads.