Michigan road funding

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says compromise is the nature of politics. But he says Republicans who have made a commitment not to raise taxes are "in a box" on the issue of 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.