No, you're not dreaming. Governor Rick Snyder is preparing to sign a road funding measure for Michigan. Current State talks with Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter about the features, and the criticism, of the $1.2 billion measure.
America is eager to do something about the recent surge in prescription drug overdoses and fatalities.Here in Michigan, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley heads the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force. Current State sorts through the challenges of tackling the problem and asks the Lieutenant Governor about his take on the road funding challenge and Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat.
Road funding, education spending and other budget issues are among the focus of discussions at the state capitol. There were several developments yesterday in education spending. A measure meant to bridge the funding gap between school districts emerged. Meanwhile, a focus in the road funding debate continues to be whether the money for a fix can be found among existing revenue or if new revenue is required.
Coming up with more money for roads is a big topic of discussion this week on an island with no cars. The key issue: can the legislature finally come up with more than a billion dollars in new revenue for transportation.