Michigan road funding

7:22 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Road Funding Debate Heads to Conference Committee

Critical week ahead for funding infrastructure
LANSING, MI - The Michigan House and Senate agree: The state needs to find more than $1 billion a year in extra money for road and bridge repairs. Now they just have to decide where that money should come from.
7:09 am
Tue December 9, 2014

"Donor State" Status Not the Problem With Road Funding

Federal Highway Administration says Michigan has been getting back more money for roads than it sends to Washington D.C. since 2003
Asked where to get money to repair Michigan roads, some motorists point to the federal government, saying Michigan is a donor state that sends more federal fuel tax dollars to Washington, D.C., than it gets back. But Michigan's donor state status is a myth, at least in recent years, according to federal records confirmed by state officials.
6:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

State House Approves Bolger's Road Funding Plan

Critics say plan would harm schools and local governments
LANSING — The state House late Thursday narrowly approved House Speaker Jase Bolger's plan to remove the sales tax on fuel while hiking the gasoline tax, a move Bolger says will raise an extra $1.2 billion a year for roads without increasing taxes.
7:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Bill Lowering Truck Weight Limits Rejected by Senate

Legislation was part of debate on roads
Lansing - The state Senate on Tuesday rejected cutting in half Michigan's highest-in-the-nation weight limits for heavy commercial trucks. Sen. Steve Bieda, D-Warren, had proposed lowering the 164,000-pound limit for an 11-axle truck to 80,000 pounds spread across five axles.
7:56 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Snyder Tours Roads in Detroit, Pushes for Legislative Action

Governor called on the state House to approve the Senate plan raising state gas taxes
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visited a big hole along the John C. Lodge Freeway in Detroit this morning as he encouraged the Legislature to pass a roadwork funding bill in the final weeks of its lame-duck session.

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