Michigan road funding

8:44 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Higher Prices for Heavier Trucks Debated as Part of Solution on Roads

Senate hasn't taken up House bills that raise permit fees and fines for overweight trucks
LANSING - As state lawmakers resume talks Tuesday on hiking the fuel tax or sales tax to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, many drivers are pushing back, complaining the state will be throwing good money after bad if it doesn't address one of the biggest factors chewing up the pavement - heavy trucks.
6:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

Lawmakers are considering proposals to provide more money for road repairs
Lansing The idea of increasing taxes to fix Michigans crumbling roads is unpopular with a majority of state voters, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV (Local 4) poll. The statewide survey of 600 likely voters May 20-22 found 45.5 percent say the state already has enough money to spend on roads, and that the current pot of fuel taxes and vehicle fees needs to be better spent.
9:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Senate Leader Calls for Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

Bill would set a new wholesale tax on regular and diesel fuel
LANSING - A Senate committee is expected to report out as many as five bills today as part of a beefed-up roads-funding package aimed at boosting a $450-million effort passed by the state House to one that could put another $1.2 billion or more annually toward fixing and maintaining Michigan's roads and bridges.
9:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fuel Industry Opposes Higher Gas Taxes for Roads

Polls have shown support for raising revenue
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
7:50 am
Tue May 20, 2014

State Senate Committee to Consider Road Funding Bills Tuesday

House has approved additional $450-million for roads
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.

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