road funding

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that State House Republicans have new plans for a road funding bill. Gongwer says that information comes from anonymous sources familiar with the details.

Lawmakers: Economic Growth Could Help Fix Roads

May 15, 2015
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Economists say Michigan has more than a $200 million budget surplus this year. They say revenues will continue to grow in the coming years as the economy improves. Republican state lawmakers say that supports their plan to use projected growth in the state budget to fix Michigan’s roads.

But state Budget Director John Roberts says it’s still too early to tell how much money will be available long-term.

Township Supervisor Ron Reid welcomes support for "major ask"

If deal is approved it could fall between House legislation, and more expensive Senate package

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville would like to triple the amount the House has proposed for road funding.