Michigan road funding


The state House returns this week with two fewer members. The House expelled Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser resigned late last week due to a sex-and-cover-up scandal. 

"LANSING — Could the removal of tea party lawmakers Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat from the Legislature help pave the way to a road funding deal?" (Detroit Free Press)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State House Democrats say they won’t support big budget cuts for roads unless lawmakers identify where those cuts would be made.

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State Representative Jon Hoadley says “hypocrisy itself is not an expellable offense.” 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Michigan Public Radio Network Capitol Bureau Chief and Managing Editor Rick Pluta says two state lawmakers caught up in a sex and cover up scandal have isolated themselves, leaving them with no allies to weather the storm.