Michigan road funding


(MPRN-Lansing) GOP leaders in the state House are working to assemble enough Republican votes to pass a road funding plan that’s likely to raise taxes.


The state House briefly returns from its summer break this week to take up the debate over road funding. It will consider a state Senate plan that differs widely from the plan the House approved last month. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in the state Legislature are criticizing Republican plans to boost road funding. That’s as the House gets set to take up the debate next week. 

Michigan Public Radio Network

The state Senate has approved its $1.5 billion plan to boost road funding. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley cast two tie-breaking votes on bills to gradually raise Michigan’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years. 

"LANSING – It took a tie-breaking vote by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, but the Senate passed a 15-cent hike in the state's gas tax to help raise $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion a year to fix Michigan's roads." (Detroit Free Press)