Truck drivers say Michigan has some of the worst roads in the country. A new survey in Overdrive Magazine shows Michigan ranks second for overall-worst roads. That's up from the number-three ranking last year.
AUDIO: Michigan roads are seldom referred to in glowing terms, and the survey of truck drivers is no exception. The survey ranked Michigan second only to Pennsylvania for the bad condition of roads.
LANSING, MI – While the Legislature's on its spring break, Governor Granholm is still pushing for her budget plans. The governor wants to extend Michigan's sales tax to cover services and not just products. She'd make the tax more palatable by lowering the rate to five and a half percent. The governor says the revenue would help avert a new round of cuts to schools.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council has approved the plan to manage its parks for the next five years. The 5-year master plan includes $2-million to reopen Crego Park which was closed in the 1980's. It also includes more spending on smaller, neighborhood parks. Council Member Carol Wood says the "pocket parks" are easy to overlook in tough budget times.