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Final push for road funding as "lame duck" wraps up

Dec 1, 2014

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Michigan lawmakers are back this week, after a two-week break. And Governor Snyder is pushing hard for a deal to boost road funding as the Legislature's "lame duck" session winds down. 

Gov. Snyder took his case on the road today, with stops in southeast Michigan to highlight the need for better roads.

One bill would effectively double the state’s gasoline tax to raise up to $1.5 billion a year for roads.

The bill has its detractors, especially among voters in southeast Michigan who feel that the distribution of funds from the tax is unequal to what taxpayers in the area put in.

There are only nine days left in the current session, so any decisions to repair Michigan roads needs to come in a hurry.

Listen to Michigan Public Radio's Jake Neher talk about the roads situation with Cynthia below: