Fixing Michigan Roads and Bridges: The Road to a Brighter Future

Categories: Comeback State,Fiscal Responsibility,Initiatives,Reinventing MI

FixingRoads_06-15With roads still a hot topic to residents across the state, House Republicans are continuing to work with their colleagues across the aisle, as well as the Senate and Gov. Rick Snyder, to come up with a long-lasting solution to fix Michigan’s roads.

Separate road-funding proposals have been approved in both the House and Senate, and more discussions are taking place to find a plan that a majority of both legislative chambers and Gov. Snyder can support. Listening to local constituents, House Republicans understand that this is a major priority, and we will continue working until a solution is found that works for our state.

While discussions continue, we’d like to take a look at what House Republicans have already been doing to fix our roads. Under Republican leadership in the House during the last five years, more than $1.2 billion from the General Fund has been allocated to fix our roads and bridges without raising taxes.

These General Fund dollars we’ve dedicated to road and bridge repairs the last five years is significantly greater than the amount the previous administration dedicated to these vital repairs. In fact, during the entire first decade of the 21st century, $0 state General Fund dollars were dedicated to repair Michigan roads and bridges.  So as our economy deteriorated during that Lost Decade, so did our state’s infrastructure.

House Republicans will continue to focus on finding a long-term solution to provide Michigan residents with the quality of roads and bridges they deserve.