Michigan road funding

(MPRN-Lansing) Republicans in the state House have rolled out their plan to boost road funding after Proposal One’s historic failure. 

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Senate has canceled its traditional "in-district work period" this summer as lawmakers attempt to craft a long-term road funding in the wake of Proposal 1's historic failure. Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, announced Tuesday that more than 30 additional session days have been added to the calendar for June, July, August and September. (MLive)

(MPRN-Lansing) State House Republicans could introduce legislation to boost road funding as soon as this week. 


Governor Rick Snyder and state lawmakers say they're focused on moving forward to find a solution to the state's crumbling roads. But before the weekend, here are a couple of thoughts on why Proposal 1 was defeated so overwhelmingly on Tuesday.

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Voters said no Tuesday to Proposal One by a margin of almost four-to-one. But, as unhappy as people were with the ballot question, they’re still unhappy with the state of Michigan’s roads. So Governor Rick Snyder and lawmakers say they’ll go back to work on finding money for roads – and they will heed the lessons of Proposal One. As soon as they figure out what those lessons are.