Michigan road funding

7:48 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Legislature Nearing Deadline to Reach Road Funding Deal

A compromise is being sought between state House and Senate plans
LANSING, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are nearing a critical juncture in the long-running search for $1.2 billion a year in new funding for Michigan's crumbling roads. The House and Senate are scheduled to meet just three more times this week before calling an official end to the 2013-14 session.
6:53 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Road Funding Bills Head to Conference Committee

Lawmakers are looking for an agreement before "lame duck" session ends next week
Lansing — The House and Senate sent their competing road funding proposals to a special six-member conference committee Thursday in a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement next week before lawmakers adjourn for the year.
6:45 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Sales Tax Expansion Could be Part of Road Funding Plan

The state House and Senate have passed competing plans to raise about $1.2-billion a year for roads
Legislative leaders on Wednesday were reworking their plans for a conference committee tasked with finding a road funding solution after determining they could not put the top four leaders from the House and Senate on the committee, as originally planned.
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.