Michigan road funding

1:10 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Snyder Says Tolls Aren't Part of Plan for Roads

Snyder says critics are reading too much into wording in one bill
Gov. Rick Snyder changed out of his Dutch costume and came to The Holland Sentinel offices in downtown Holland on Wednesday afternoon to talk about Detroit, roads and the education. He is up for re-election in November.
12:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Advocates Call For Funding Public Transit in Addition to Roads

Michigan lawmakers are considering a package to boost road funding
LANSING, MI -- Public transit advocates are urging Michigan lawmakers to look beyond roads and bridges as they debate long-term plans to increase annual infrastructure funding. "With vehicle miles traveled down for the ninth straight year, public transit is increasing it's importance in the Michigan transportation system," Chris Kolb, a former state lawmaker who now heads the Michigan Environmental Council, said Thursday in testimony before the House Transportation Committee.
5:43 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

House Considers Budget With New Funds for HICA

The Michigan House is set to consider a budget bill that would direct more than a hundred million dollars of extra funding to the Department of Community Health.

Gongwer News Service reports that the bill aims to remedy a gap in funding for the Health Insurance Claims Assessment. It’s been approved 19 to 0 by the House Appropriations Committee, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats abstaining.

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7:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Governor Snyder to Make Another Push for Road Funding

The road construction industry is also trying to turn up the heat on lawmakers to approve money for road repair
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is using driver frustration with potholes and the prospect of more roadway craters this spring to try to prod lawmakers into dedicating more money toward fixing roads.
1:10 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Michigan House Considers $215-Million for Road and Pothole Maintenance

Through January Michigan Department of Transportation has used 85% more salt than last year
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers are poised to pour extra money into roads this year in response to a brutal winter and unanswered calls for long-term funding -- but the size of the one-time fix is up for debate.