road funding

6:50 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Legislature Could Deal With Road Funding Issue Before Summer Recess

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If deal is approved it could fall between House legislation, and more expensive Senate package
LANSING - Tuesday's passage of the Detroit bankruptcy bills in the Michigan Senate puts the spotlight back on fixing roads as the No. 1 issue for the Legislature to deal with before it breaks for the summer. The House has passed a package of bills that propose to raise about $450 million a year to fix crumbling roads and bridges.
4:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Senate Panel May Increase Funding in Roads Proposal

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Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville would like to triple the amount the House has proposed for road funding.
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
11:23 am
Wed May 7, 2014

House Committees Approve Bills to Boost Road Funding

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Bills in the Tax Policy and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees passed with bipartisan support
LANSING - A wide-ranging package of bills that will bring more than $400 million for road repairs passed two House committees this morning. Two bills will shift about $370 million in sales and use tax revenues from the general fund to roads.
1:11 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

House Bill Could Allow Toll Roads

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Sponsor says she's hoping for other types of public-private partnerships
LANSING, MI -- Michigan could partner with private companies to operate and charge tolls on new highways or added lanes under a House Bill that has raised eyebrows in the ongoing debate over long-term road funding options.
7:15 am
Fri April 25, 2014

County Roads Group Says More Than $2-Billion Needed for Michigan Road Repair

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Governor Snyder has proposed higher vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes, but says he's open to other ideas
Lansing The County Road Association of Michigan said Thursday the state needs at least $2.1 billion in additional road funding nearly $1 billion more than Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed to adequately cover repairs on state and local roads.

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