House GOP unveils roads plan

first_img14May House GOP unveils roads plan Categories: News The Michigan House Republicans today announced a long-term, straightforward plan to fix the state’s deteriorating roads by allocating more than an additional $1 billion annually within the next four years.“This is a no-nonsense plan that simplifies exactly what needs to be changed in order to reverse our crumbling infrastructure,” said state Rep. Patrick Somerville, R-New Boston. “I’m glad to see that our caucus has listened to the people, taken their thoughts into account and produced a plan that appeals to them.”The plan—unveiled Wednesday by House Speaker Kevin Cotter—focuses on four pillars to ensure that Michigan’s roads and bridges are repaired and maintained: dedicating General Fund dollars, reprioritizing restricted funds, applying fair fuel taxes and ensuring quality work.“This long-term investment plan makes clear the priority that roads will never become an issue again,” Rep. Somerville said. “I look forward to the discussions and tough decisions that we will need to make so that a plan that works for Michiganders is enacted.”Committee discussion on the package will begin as soon as possible.###last_img

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