Michigan road funding

As Gov. Rick Snyder touted the statewide ballot proposal in May designed to generate more money for Michigan's crumbling roads, he grasped chunks of concrete and what looked like asphalt. (Detroit Free Press)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission signed off on a resolution Monday night in favor of Michigan's Proposal 1 to support road funding. Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of the resolution, which urges voters to support the proposal when it heads to the ballot on May 5. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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State Representative Dave Maturen says it would not be helpful for lawmakers to start working on an alternative road funding proposal. The Republican whose district includes parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties says if voters reject the ballot proposal to increase the sales tax on May 5th, roads will remain a major issue in Michigan. 

A brutal freeze-thaw cycle, high water table and being dead last in per capita road spending have colluded to make Michigan’s roads what they are, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said at an event at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District on Tuesday night, March 10. Calley has been spreading the word across the state. (Holland Sentinel)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A representative of the Michigan Municipal League urged the Kalamazoo City Commission during a special meeting Monday to support a statewide road funding proposal before it heads to voters in May. (Kalamazoo Gazette)