Bollin asks MDOT to explore citizen-proposed road funding solutions

State Rep. Ann Bollin today proposed an amendment to the House’s transportation budget plan that would require the Michigan Department of Transportation to explore the feasibility of implementing tolls on Michigan roads. Bollin noted this amendment does not commit Michigan to the use of toll roads, but, rather, directs the department to investigate them as…

Rep. LaFave: House budget plan fixes roads, fully funds schools, restricts DNR

Investments in U.P. priorities accomplished without tax increases State Rep. Beau LaFave this week supported record funding for road repairs and schools without raising taxes for Michigan residents. “Upper Peninsula families are some of the hardest-working people I know,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “They don’t want handouts, they just want a state government that…

Rep. Webber: House budget plan hones in on roads, schools without burdening taxpayers

Savings, efficiencies hold state government accountable State Rep. Michael Webber this week supported record funding for road repairs and schools without a tax hike. “Just like hard-working families across Michigan living within their means each and every day, state government should also operate the same way,” said Webber, of Rochester Hills. “This House budget plan…

Rep. Crawford: Oakland County priorities reflected in House budget

State Rep. Kathy Crawford this week supported record funding for Oakland County road repairs and schools without a tax hike. “Hard-working taxpayers deserve to be respected and it is our commitment as legislators that we go above and beyond to prioritize their needs,” said Crawford, of Novi. “We have state resources to make smart decisions…

Rep. Leutheuser: Michigan House budget plan invests in roads, students and workforce development – without governor’s massive tax hike

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser this week voted for a state budget plan that continues Michigan’s economic resurgence, and generates record investment in roads and schools – all while avoiding the governor’s requested 45-cent per gallon fuel tax increase. “This plan keeps Michigan’s economy moving forward, and that’s great news for everyone living and working in…

Bollin: House budget sends record funding to roads, schools without tax increase

The Michigan House this week passed its state budget plan, which lays the groundwork necessary to build a long-term road funding plan while increasing record funding to Michigan schools without raising taxes, state Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton Township, announced today. The budget plan was passed with Bollin’s support. “The House came together– combing through…

Rep. Wakeman: Michigan House budget plan repairs roads, improves schools without tax hike

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman this week supported record funding for Mid-Michigan road repairs and schools without a tax hike. “I am proud of the budget passed by the Michigan House, and I believe it demonstrates the responsible accounting Michigan families expect from their government,” said Wakeman, of Saginaw Township. “We’re putting more into roads, schools…

VanWoerkom supports plan to bring state cleanup dollars to Zephyr site

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom today supported a budget proposal that would bring additional state cleanup dollars to the former Zephyr Oil site along the Muskegon River. “I am proud to support this critical cleanup initiative to remove hazardous sediment from the Muskegon River,” said VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores. “Cleaning up this area has been a…

COLUMN: Auto insurance rate relief is on the way

Michigan residents have been calling for auto insurance reform for decades. The high cost of insurance was the most common complaint I heard from people in our district. I promised to correct the broken system, and that goal was achieved our historic bipartisan reform plan was signed into law on May 30. Understandably, people now…

Rep. Albert, Michigan House approve responsible budget supporting schools, road repairs

Rep. Thomas Albert this week voted in support of a Michigan House budget plan that will improve roads, schools and working conditions for state prison corrections officers – without raising costs for taxpayers. “This is a responsible budget plan because it supports essential services for Michigan families without asking them for more money,” said Albert,…