“Only the Michigan GOP could look at crumbling roads, underfunded schools and struggling communities and think, ‘You know what? We need LESS revenue’.”
That quote from Progress Michigan executive director Lonnie Scott sums up what happened last night in the state legislature perfectly. After more than two and a half years of wrangling to find $1.2 billion annually that experts say is needed to keep our road and highway infrastructure from becoming rubble, Republicans passed a bill that:
- Doesn’t raise enough funds to do the necessary repairs to our increasingly deteriorating roads for six years.
- Doesn’t even kick in for over a year.