Breaking down Michigan's competing road funding plans

Dec 17, 2014

The clock is counting down on the lame duck legislature at the state Capitol. Tomorrow is the last full day of the session. Lawmakers are facing a hard deadline to reach a deal to raise more than a billion dollars each year in new revenue to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads.

Each chamber has its own plan for finding the money, but each plan projects different revenue totals over time. Now, all eyes are on the dome to see if a compromise to repair Michigan’s rough roads can be smoothed out before Christmas.

The Citizens Research Council of Michigan has been watching the road funding debate quite closely, and has recently published its analysis of both the House and Senate plans.

Current State talks with Bob Schneider, the director of state affairs for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan.