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Prospects Of Road Funding Compromise Begin To Look Dubious In Lame Duck


State lawmakers are entering the final hours of their two-year session without having reached a deal to boost road funding.

We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher.

Legislative leaders and Governor Rick Snyder have been meeting for hours in recent days to try to find an agreement. Democrats stormed out of the most recent meeting while refusing to speak with reporters.

State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville seemed to have a more positive view of the talks.

“If I had to take the over-and-under, I’d say I’d take the over – that we’d get something done,” he says.

Governor Rick Snyder wants lawmakers to boost road funding by more than a billion dollars a year. Some Republicans don’t want to raise taxes to do that.

Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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