Democratic candidate Mark Schauer says he would come up with a road funding solution where Governor Rick Snyder and the Republicans failed. Schauer did not give specifics, but said he would do it without raising fuel taxes. It was part of an economic platform he outlined today.
It also includes boosting the state’s renewable energy, repealing the right to work law, and restoring the tax break for pension income.
Schauer said his economic plan would create tens of thousands of new jobs.
“By rebuilding our infrastructure, raising our renewable energy standard, tough ‘buy Michigan’ standards, by cutting taxes to retirees and working families,” Schauer said, “I think tens of thousands is a conservative estimate.”
Schauer said he would also ban for-profit charter schools and rely less on outside contracts for state services.
Governor Snyder says his policies are at least partly responsible for 250,000 new private sector jobs since he took office.