Michigan road funding

6:24 am
Fri June 13, 2014

State Legislature Breaks for Summer Without Deal on Road Funding

Senate Majority Leader says he'll convene summer work group on roads
LANSING, MI -- A push to fund road and bridge repairs by modifying fuel taxes crashed and burned Thursday night in the Michigan Senate, where lawmakers rejected a modest proposal one day after avoiding a vote on a larger plan to generate more than $1 billion a year.
6:16 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Road Repair Package Stalls in State Senate

Thursday is last day to reach agreement before Legislature's summer break begins
LANSING — An effort to sharply hike fuel taxes to fix crumbling roads and bridges went down to a stinging defeat in the Michigan Senate late Wednesday.
6:44 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Lawmakers Scramble to Reach Road Funding Deal Before Summer Break

Stand off between House and Senate holding up a deal on funding infrastructure repair
LANSING - Today is crunch day for Michigan lawmakers in their attempt to strike a major funding deal to fix Michigan's deteriorating roads before going home for their summer break on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, who is pushing for a major hike in the fuel tax, says he probably won't even try to move legislation Thursday unless he is able to strike a deal today.
7:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Lawmakers Closer to Road Funding Deal

Voters could have choice between higher gas tax or increase in general sales tax
LANSING - Michigan motorists who are fed up with the condition of the state's roads may get some relief after all, as Republican and Democratic lawmakers have moved closer to a deal with only three session days left before they break for the summer.
8:44 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Higher Prices for Heavier Trucks Debated as Part of Solution on Roads

Senate hasn't taken up House bills that raise permit fees and fines for overweight trucks
LANSING - As state lawmakers resume talks Tuesday on hiking the fuel tax or sales tax to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, many drivers are pushing back, complaining the state will be throwing good money after bad if it doesn't address one of the biggest factors chewing up the pavement - heavy trucks.