Michigan road funding

7:23 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Battle Over Road Funding Expected in Legislature

Lawmakers are scheduled to return Tuesday from Thanksgiving recess
Lansing - Road builders and lawmakers are at odds over whether the industry can handle an annual $1 billion-plus infusion of cash that would result from the Snyder administration's effort to hike taxes dedicated to rebuilding the state's transportation infrastructure.
8:10 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Bolger May Seek Alternative Road Funding Plan in Lame Duck Session

Marshall Republican's plan would not require voter approval
Lansing - House Speaker Jase Bolger is pushing an idea to boost road funding that seeks to ensure all state taxes on motor fuel are dedicated to repairing Michigan roads while not affecting prices at the pump.
6:24 am
Fri November 14, 2014

State Senate Approves Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

Other bills would increase fines for overweight trucks
LANSING, MI - The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved a long-term road funding plan designed to raise more than $1 billion a year in new revenue. The upper chamber, in a 23-14 vote, jumpstarted fuel tax legislation that had stalled in June, sending the measure to the House for further consideration.
6:24 am
Thu November 13, 2014

State Senate Could Vote on Road Funding Proposal Thursday

Plan proposed in June would have replaced flat fuel taxes with wholesale version and gradually increased rates over time
The Michigan Senate is revisiting a long-term road funding package that stalled in June with hopes of jump starting talks this week. While details remain unclear, the framework remains in place for a plan that would have generated more than $1 billion a year in new revenue for roads.
6:14 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Michigan Chamber Considers Taking Road Funding Issue to Ballot

Lawmakers have not been able to reach deal on a long-term funding plan for funding road repair and maintenance
Frustrated by a lack of legislative action on a road funding solution, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is considering backing a voter initiative as a way of putting pressure on lawmakers to act.