Michigan road funding

6:44 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Lawmakers Scramble to Reach Road Funding Deal Before Summer Break

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Stand off between House and Senate holding up a deal on funding infrastructure repair
LANSING - Today is crunch day for Michigan lawmakers in their attempt to strike a major funding deal to fix Michigan's deteriorating roads before going home for their summer break on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, who is pushing for a major hike in the fuel tax, says he probably won't even try to move legislation Thursday unless he is able to strike a deal today.
7:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Lawmakers Closer to Road Funding Deal

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Voters could have choice between higher gas tax or increase in general sales tax
LANSING - Michigan motorists who are fed up with the condition of the state's roads may get some relief after all, as Republican and Democratic lawmakers have moved closer to a deal with only three session days left before they break for the summer.
8:44 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Higher Prices for Heavier Trucks Debated as Part of Solution on Roads

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Senate hasn't taken up House bills that raise permit fees and fines for overweight trucks
LANSING - As state lawmakers resume talks Tuesday on hiking the fuel tax or sales tax to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, many drivers are pushing back, complaining the state will be throwing good money after bad if it doesn't address one of the biggest factors chewing up the pavement - heavy trucks.
6:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

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Lawmakers are considering proposals to provide more money for road repairs
Lansing The idea of increasing taxes to fix Michigans crumbling roads is unpopular with a majority of state voters, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV (Local 4) poll. The statewide survey of 600 likely voters May 20-22 found 45.5 percent say the state already has enough money to spend on roads, and that the current pot of fuel taxes and vehicle fees needs to be better spent.
9:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Senate Leader Calls for Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

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Bill would set a new wholesale tax on regular and diesel fuel
LANSING - A Senate committee is expected to report out as many as five bills today as part of a beefed-up roads-funding package aimed at boosting a $450-million effort passed by the state House to one that could put another $1.2 billion or more annually toward fixing and maintaining Michigan's roads and bridges.