Michigan road funding

9:10 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Michigan's fee for heavy trucks examined

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Permit fee of $50 doesn't cover costs of inspections and damage to roads
Michigan's $50 fee for super-heavy truck loads doesn't go far to cover stress on roads When talk turns to the poor condition of Michigan roads, many point to the fact that the state's gross weight limit for trucks - 164,000 pounds - is more than double the federal limit and the A link to this page will be included in your message.
Michigan budget
9:24 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Michigan Senate approves budget for next fiscal year

State capitol file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR


The Michigan Senate approved a budget on Wednesday for the state's next fiscal year. 

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6:36 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Michigan House Republicans want to shift film credit money to roads

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Senate Republicans have proposed $50-million and Governor Snyder $25-million for film incentives
Lansing - The Republican-controlled state House wants to eliminate tax incentives for making movies in Michigan so the money can be shifted to repairing roads. The House on Tuesday stripped $25 million in tax money it planned to set aside for the film industry as well as $25 million for economic development through the Strategic Fund, shifting it to road funding.
7:29 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan lawmakers consider tying fuel taxes to wholesale price of gas, diesel

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Governor Snyder has called for $1.2-billion to improve Michigan's roads and bridges
Lansing - The state Treasury Department could adjust the gas tax rate based on the average price of wholesale gasoline under legislation seeking to raise $1.5 billion more annually for road improvements.
4:07 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Road budget doesn't increase, to Snyder's dismay

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A Michigan House committee passed the state transportation budget without the extra $1.2 billion Governor Rick Snyder has been pushing for to make road repairs and improvements.
Lansing - A House committee on Tuesday passed a $3.4 billion transportation budget that is $1.2 billion less than Gov. Rick Snyder wanted to fix the state's roadways. The House Appropriations transportation subcommittee's bill does not include the $1.2 billion in new revenue Snyder is seeking because the Legislature has so far been unable to agree on whose tax bills should increase to pay for road repairs.