Michigan road funding

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Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says placing Proposal 1 on the ballot has turned out to be "one the biggest political miscalculations in modern Michigan political history." 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan voters have soundly rejected Proposal One -- Governor Rick Snyder’s $2-billion dollar plan to fund road repairs without siphoning money from schools and local governments. The loss sends the governor and the Legislature back to the bargaining table because almost everyone still agrees the roads are bad. 

LANSING – Proposal 1, likely one of the most complicated and confusing questions ever placed on a Michigan ballot, was soundly rejected Tuesday, the Free Press projects, as many voters expressed anger at lawmakers and state government for failing to come up with a better solution to the sorry state of the roads. (Detroit Free Press)


Michigan voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether to raise the state’s sales tax and boost road funding. 

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A final push to convince voters to support a ballot proposal for road funding brought Governor Rick Snyder to Kalamazoo on Friday.