Rep. Bellino on State of the State: Gov. Whitmer’s bonding proposal would be better if it were a joke

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Legislator issues statement following governor’s address

“As if her failed 45-cent gas tax hike proposal last year wasn’t bad enough, the governor has now introduced a ‘Plan B,’ which the people of Michigan will be forced to pay.

“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared her plan for a $3.5 billion bond during the address, even though Michigan taxpayers are still paying down bonding debt created nearly two decades ago under previous administrations and will not finish paying it off until 2036.

“There are other, more practical solutions to consider that won’t fall into the taxpayers’ laps for generations to come. My own legislation serves as a remedy for immediate needs by allowing local road agencies to prioritize fixing their worst roads first – regardless of whether they’re a highway or secondary road.

“We need more solutions that will help the people of Michigan without hurting their wallets.”