Michigan Report for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snyder, Legislators Put Road Funding In Voters' Hands As Legislature Departs

Governor Rick Snyder and bipartisan majorities in the Legislature performed the equivalent of lining up all the demolition equipment, cement trucks and trowels to fix Michigan's roads, but will count on voters to finish the job in raising $1.2 billion.

On the final voting day of the 97th Legislature, events developed rapidly and then slowly in piecing together an agreement on the longtime high priority to do something about what most agree is a serious shortfall in how much money the state has to keep its roads in good condition. Final passage in the Senate at 5:30 a.m. punctuated a day that otherwise saw most other major bills die.

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