Michigan road funding


(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in Lansing want to put 175 million dollars toward the state’s roads. The state House passed the spending bill Wednesday. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says he wants to find a way to better coordinate improvement projects that tear up roads and sidewalks. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Some Republicans in the state Senate want to throw out the road funding plan lawmakers passed in 2015 and replace it in 2016. 

"Lansing — Michigan lawmakers may have more than $700 million in surplus tax revenue on their hands when they return to the Capitol next month after a four-week holiday break." (Detroit News)


(MPRN-Grand Rapids) The state has dodged a bullet when it comes to implementing its new road funding plan. Kent County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Yates is ordering Hewlett-Packard to turn over computer information the state needs to implement the plan.