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Tue June 17, 2014
Failure to fix Michigan roads is "not that big a deal, really," says Richardville
The state Senate failed to pass a road repair plan.
Drivers who vote have been clear that they want these roads fixed, yet Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, says the failure was "not that big a deal, really."
Chris Gautz, the Lansing reporter for Crain's Detroit Business, explained what Richardville was trying to say.
Gautz said Richardville was trying to point out that the money budgeted for road funding would be in next year’s budget, and that money wouldn't start being generated until January.
“All of the big, monumental changes they were trying to make in the state’s transportation funding system were long-term fixes, and weren’t going to fill a pothole on your street this summer,” Gautz said.
*Listen to the full interview above.