road funding

11:39 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Legislature to Allocate $115-Million for Road Repairs

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Democrats have criticized process saying the bulk ends up in Republican districts
Whittling down a list of hundreds of road projects proposed by individual lawmakers into a list of $115 million worth of road work is one of the first things the state Legislature will tackle after returning from a three-week spring break this week.
9:56 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Calhoun County Officials to Consider Road Funding Options

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County board will meet April 22nd to find solutions on road funding and repair
County officials said every option is on the table as they discuss later this month ways to increase funding for road improvements. "I don't know what I favor," Calhoun County Commissioner Steve Frisbie said Friday, "whether it's county-wide, township-wide (millages) or 'Hang on, let the state flesh this all out.'
8:08 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Snyder Urges Citizens to Put Pressure on Lawmakers for Better Roads

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Governor says improving roads is important to economic comeback
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A $329 million spending bill signed last week wasn't meant to fix Michigan's crumbling roadways nor is the amount enough to provide a smooth ride in the years to come. Speaking after keynoting the Governor's Economic Summit, Michigan Gov.
9:19 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215-Million for Road Repair, Construction

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Money will be split between road agencies hit hard by winter and road construction projects around state
LANSING, MI -- A compromise supplemental spending plan advancing through the Michigan Legislature includes $100 million to help state and local road agencies fill potholes this spring and another $115 million for infrastructure construction projects. The deal, finalized late Tuesday after negotiations between the House, Senate and governor's office, was approved around noon Wednesday by a six-member conference committee.
6:59 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

State House Approves Supplemental Budget, Changes Made to Senate Plan

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House bill has more money for roads, but other funding removed
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led House on Tuesday approved a supplemental budget bill that would scale back Senate-approved spending but add money for road repairs and infrastructure construction projects. The Senate is unlikely to sign off on the changes, meaning the legislation will head to conference committee, where six lawmakers hand-selected by leadership from each chamber will attempt to iron out differences later this week.

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