Michigan road funding

9:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fuel Industry Opposes Higher Gas Taxes for Roads

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Polls have shown support for raising revenue
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.
7:50 am
Tue May 20, 2014

State Senate Committee to Consider Road Funding Bills Tuesday

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House has approved additional $450-million for roads
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.
1:10 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Snyder Says Tolls Aren't Part of Plan for Roads

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Snyder says critics are reading too much into wording in one bill
Gov. Rick Snyder changed out of his Dutch costume and came to The Holland Sentinel offices in downtown Holland on Wednesday afternoon to talk about Detroit, roads and the education. He is up for re-election in November.
12:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Advocates Call For Funding Public Transit in Addition to Roads

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Michigan lawmakers are considering a package to boost road funding
LANSING, MI -- Public transit advocates are urging Michigan lawmakers to look beyond roads and bridges as they debate long-term plans to increase annual infrastructure funding. "With vehicle miles traveled down for the ninth straight year, public transit is increasing it's importance in the Michigan transportation system," Chris Kolb, a former state lawmaker who now heads the Michigan Environmental Council, said Thursday in testimony before the House Transportation Committee.
WMUK News
5:43 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

House Considers Budget With New Funds for HICA

The Michigan House is set to consider a budget bill that would direct more than a hundred million dollars of extra funding to the Department of Community Health.

Gongwer News Service reports that the bill aims to remedy a gap in funding for the Health Insurance Claims Assessment. It’s been approved 19 to 0 by the House Appropriations Committee, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats abstaining.

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