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Michigan's Road Funding Agreement - The Breakdown

The road funding package agreed to and passed by the House and Senate late last night during the final day of the legislature’s lame duck session is essentially a three-step process. 168 more words

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Skubick: Last Day For Road Funding Deal

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – You know it’s going to be a long night when they roll in the refreshment boxes.

A lobby firm puts out a spread of goodies, fruit and drinks, non-alcoholic by the way. 230 more words

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Skubick: Two Days Left To Fix The Roads

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Its day six of intense negotiations to raise new revenue to fix the roads and there’s still no deal with two days left to get that job done. 362 more words

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Michigan Close To Banning Student-Athlete Unions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Senate has given final approval to a bill that would prohibit college athletes at public universities from unionizing.

Majority Republicans approved the bill Tuesday on a mostly party-line vote. 82 more words

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Skubick: Road Funding Plan At A Stale Mate

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – There appears to be a stale mate in the delicate negotiations to find more money for the roads.

As 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick reports four of the negotiators appear ready to go with one plan, but House Republican Speaker Jase Bolger is putting on the brakes. 297 more words

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Michigan's Competing Road Funding Proposals

Michigan Senate Plan

Michigan Senate road funding proposal (HB 5477) would:

  • Replaces Michigan’s 19 cent per gallon retail tax on motor fuel and 15 cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel with a wholesale tax on motor fuel.
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Michigan Senate Meeting For Rare Monday Session

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Senate is meeting for a rare Monday session as lawmakers enter their final week of voting this year.

Legislation not approved this week will die and have to be reintroduced in the next two-year session that begins in January. 76 more words

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