Michigan road funding

6:30 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Lieutenant Governor says road funding is Snyder's hardest task

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Calley tells audience in Holland that $1.2-billion is needed for roads. He says lawmakers should offer alternatives if they don't like Snyder's plan
During the past 10 years, the state has made aggressive attempts to rehabilitate roads, Calley said. However 17.2 percent of the state trunkline roads (those designated with an 'M' or an 'I') were rated as poor or very poor, while 33.6 percent were rated as excellent or good and 49.2 percent as fair, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Road funding
12:58 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senate adjourns without putting sales tax proposal on ballot

Credit WMUK

The state Senate has adjourned without putting a proposed sales tax increase on the ballot to pay for improving Michigan's roads. 

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7:18 am
Wed March 6, 2013

State Senate not likely to meet deadline to put sales tax proposal on ballot

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Governor Snyder has called for an additional $1.2-billion for roads. Sales tax increase would have to be approved by voters.
Lansing - Rising conservative opposition to raising taxes to pay for road repairs means Senate Republicans are unlikely to meet a Thursday deadline for placing a sales tax proposal on the May 7 statewide ballot.
9:45 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Poll finds most Michigan voters agree more road funding needed

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Majority of those who say more should be spent on roads say they would be willing to pay more in fees and taxes.
LANSING, MI -- Most Michigan voters believe the state should invest more money in roads, and many of those individuals are willing to pay more in taxes and fees to get the job done, according to the results of a new statewide poll.
6:33 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Sales tax on services seen as one possible way to pay for road repairs

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Lawmakers are looking for alternative to Governor Snyder's proposal to increase gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.
Lansing - Some state lawmakers are flirting with the idea of levying a sales tax on services to help pay for road repairs as business leaders are pressuring the Legislature to approve large increases in gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.