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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she has yet to hear a serious alternative to her proposal to boost the fuel tax to pay for road repairs. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, she says any plan that does not raise new revenue for roads is not acceptable.

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A new idea to raise money to fix the state’s roads involves selling state assets to pay for the infrastructure. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the assets include the Blue Water Bridge.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says people’s safety is at stake in the debate over road funding. The governor has called for a 45-cent increase in the fuel tax to pay for repairs.

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The state House Transportation Committee meets Tuesday to continue hearings on fixing roads. Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.

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After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it’s time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal to significantly increase fuel taxes to fix the roads is paired with another politically difficult plan — overhauling how Michigan divvies up what would be $2.1 billion in net new revenue.

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The Speaker of the House says a part of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget is dead on arrival.

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Democratic  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called Tuesday for nearly tripling Michigan’s per-gallon gas 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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a 45-cent increase in Michigan's gasoline and diesel taxes to fix the roads, phased in later this year and in 2020.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to spend billions more to fix the roads and boost a lagging education system.

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Republicans in the state House laid out their priorities Tuesday. And GOP leaders say there’s plenty of room to work with Michigan’s new Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. 

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Republican leaders in the state Legislature want to know how Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to pay for several areas she wants to improve.

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The Federal Highway Administration has announced the western Upper Peninsula will receive $19.2 million in emergency relief funds to repair damage from flooding brought on by heavy rains last June.

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The cold snap could be over by Friday. But Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports once the cold weather eases up, there will be new issues for the state to handle.

Mayor Rolls Out 2019 Road Project Plan

Jul 20, 2018
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Lansing residents got more information about which roads will be fixed in the coming fiscal year when Mayor Andy Schor rolled out his Road Project Plan this morning. Katie Cook has more.