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State Representative John Bizon says it may be time for lawmakers to "think outside the box" to generate more money for roads. 


(MPRN-Makcinac Island) Coming up with more money for roads was a big topic of discussion this week on an island with no cars. The key issue at the Detroit Regional Chamber conference on Mackinac Island – can the Legislature finally come up with more than a $1 billion dollars in new revenue for transportation. 

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) used the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Island conference to deliver his sternest rebuke yet to a plan hatched by fellow Republicans to divert millions of dollars of economic development funds to roads. 

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Republican state lawmakers are eyeing electric and hybrid vehicles as a possible source of road money. They say vehicles that are built to use less fuel should have to pay higher registration fees. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Budget talks are wrapping up at the state Capitol. As part of the discussion, lawmakers are looking to cut Michigan’s $50 million film incentive program in half.