State’s roads need support

March 20, 2015
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I encourage everyone to register to vote and educate themselves on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5, 2015, ballot.

The Michigan roads, bridges and highways we work and drive on every day are crumbling before our very eyes. The Great Lakes State needs your help and support to pass Proposal 1. By casting a “yes” vote for Proposal 1 on May 5, you will be positively impacting the safety of our roads for pedestrians, the motoring public, construction workers, tourists and emergency response teams.

School aid funds, community colleges, public transit and tax relief for low- and middle-income working families will also be positively impacted. With a “yes” vote on Proposal 1, everybody wins!

The dollar value impact on Michigan citizens equals roughly a 3 cent per gallon increase in the price paid at the pump. As a direct result, approximately $1.2 billion will be dedicated to roads; there will be $300 million more for the school aid fund and $100 million more for local governments.

Proposal 1 would ensure that every penny we pay in state gas taxes goes to transportation, ending the Lansing shell game of diverting that money elsewhere.

Michigan roads, bridges and highways were once the envy of our nation. We were the first to put wheels on the ground and to pave the first mile of concrete. We created the Michigan Turn Around. Now, Michigan roads are a disgrace. Vote as if your life depended on it on May 5.

Jane Anstett

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