Michigan road funding

6:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Michigan Department of Transportation makes case for more road funding to Holland officials

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Members of policy committee question fairness and how money is distributed to local governments
The Michigan Department of Transportation Monday pleaded its case for raising the gas tax to the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council.
1:06 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Michigan business leaders support raising gas taxes, vehicle fees to repair roads

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Representatives of industries such as tourism and agriculture say the state's needs to pay for better roads.
LANSING, MI - Several Michigan business leaders called on lawmakers and the governor to increase gas taxes and vehicle registration fees to raise money for the state's crumbling roads and bridges. They said deteriorating roads hurt everything from manufacturing and agriculture to tourism and a host of other businesses.
7:58 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson opposes raising vehicle rates to pay for roads

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Johnson says roads are in rough shape, but many families could not afford higher registration rates.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Michigan's crumbling roads need attention, but money for those repairs shouldn't come from increasing vehicle registration fees, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says. Johnson, a Republican whose office is charged with collecting such fees, said she has tremendous respect for Gov. Rick Snyder.
7:20 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Snyder wants increase in gas tax and vehicle registration fees to pay for road improvements

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Snyder says proposal would mean people who use the roads will pay more to fix them.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to increase road funding by $1.2 billion a year, and he wants motorists who use those roads to foot the bill. The governor, who on Thursday unveiled his fiscal year 2014 executive budget recommendation, is calling for a new road funding model that would essentially double taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel while significantly increasing registration fees for passenger vehicles and heavy trucks.
6:56 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Democratic votes likely key to more road funding

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Snyder has offered few details of a proposal to fund road improvements. But the governor has hinted as higher vehicle registration fees and more gas tax revenue
Observers say Gov. Rick Snyder's call last week for the Legislature to devise a plan to increase road funding by $1.2 billion annually offers the best chance in many years of addressing the state's deteriorating roads and transportation funding reform that has languished for decades.