Michigan road funding

7:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Governor Snyder to Make Another Push for Road Funding

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The road construction industry is also trying to turn up the heat on lawmakers to approve money for road repair
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is using driver frustration with potholes and the prospect of more roadway craters this spring to try to prod lawmakers into dedicating more money toward fixing roads.
1:10 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Michigan House Considers $215-Million for Road and Pothole Maintenance

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Through January Michigan Department of Transportation has used 85% more salt than last year
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers are poised to pour extra money into roads this year in response to a brutal winter and unanswered calls for long-term funding -- but the size of the one-time fix is up for debate.
7:51 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Republican resistance continues to Snyder's road funding plan

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Snyder also called for more road funding in last year's State of the State address
Lansing Republican lawmakers say they wont give Gov. Rick Snyder a permanent infusion of extra cash for road and bridge repairs this year even though the GOP incumbent is expected to renew his call Thursday to commit to spending more money every year on infrastructure.
6:58 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Fixing roads may mean higher state sales tax

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Majority Republicans in the legislature had earlier rejected Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to raise gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees.
LANSING - Legislative leaders are getting closer to a deal that would raise $1.2 billion a year needed to fix Michigan's crumbling roads - but it could mean a hike in the state's 6% sales tax. Voters could be asked, probably next year, to support a sales tax increase.
9:10 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Michigan's fee for heavy trucks examined

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Permit fee of $50 doesn't cover costs of inspections and damage to roads
Michigan's $50 fee for super-heavy truck loads doesn't go far to cover stress on roads When talk turns to the poor condition of Michigan roads, many point to the fact that the state's gross weight limit for trucks - 164,000 pounds - is more than double the federal limit and the A link to this page will be included in your message.