Items Tagged with 'roads'
LANSING — Michigan business leaders are pressuring the Republican-led Legislature to commit to spending between $2 billion and $2.5 billion more annually to maintain the roads. Read More
LANSING — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called today for nearly tripling Michigan's per-gallon gasoline tax — and making the state home to the country's highest fuel taxes — in order to improve aging roads that she warned would only get worse without a major influx of new spending. Read More
While Michigan’s weather can be trying and unpredictable, the state typically has avoided the major disasters that affect other states, such as hurricanes and earthquakes. While our infrastructure doesn’t need to be able to withstand gale-force winds or (hopefully) extreme flooding or mudslides, we still need to be able to maintain a solid and safe infrastructure. Read More
Editor: As a small business owner recently on a sales call in Battle Creek, I was amused to witness four Michigan State Police Suburbans parked outside a restaurant during the lunch hour left running while four state police officers dined on their chosen fare. Read More
Michigan legislators were roundly chastised in April before the statewide ballot proposal to fund road repairs, construction and transportation was soundly defeated by voters. Read More
On May 5, Michigan voters will be called upon to consider a change in the Michigan sales tax law, raising it from 6 to 7 percent. Read More