Michigan roads

SW Michigan
5:41 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

State House Passes Road Bills

The state house has passed a set of bills that would provide the government with money for fixing roads and bridges. That’s according to Gongwer News Service, which reports the proposed legislation would deliver about $450 million to the state’s infrastructure projects each year.

Most of that amount would be raised by pulling money from fuel sales and use taxes out of the general fund.

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7:38 am
Wed February 19, 2014

State May Pay for Pothole Damage, but Rules are Strict

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Pothole must be on a state trucking line, such as an interstate highway
The Michigan Department of Transportation has a claims process for people suffering from pothole-related car repairs, but there are some strict restrictions, leaving few drivers eligible for payments because of how quickly potholes develop.
6:28 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Senate Considering $100-million to Repair Roads Damaged by Winter

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Money would come from a $115-million reserve fund set aside for road projects
The state Senate is considering a proposal to inject $100 million immediately into local and state roads to help deal with an especially brutal winter. The Senate Appropriations committee got the road rescue ball rolling Tuesday morning, offering an amendment to a supplemental budget bill that would put $100 million into state, county, township and village road funds.
10:59 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Michigan Senate leaders plan to poll public on road funding

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Calls are expected to go out beginning this week
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder has acknowledged that " it's not readily apparent" whether residents are willing to invest more in Michigan roads. Senate leadership wants to find out.
7:53 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Lawmakers consider ending "cut rate" vehicle registration fees

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Michigan currently collects about $900-million a year in vehicle registration fees
LANSING — As they try to raise an extra $1.2 billion a year to fix Michigan’s roads, state lawmakers are looking at reducing or eliminating cut-rate vehicle-registration fees that benefit special-interest groups and cost the state tens of millions of dollars a year.

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