GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Governor Snyder is urging for action to improve roads across Michigan after the legislature wasn’t able to pass a fix.
The governor spoke one-on-one with 24 Hour News 8’s Political Reporter Rick Albin during his trip to Grand Rapids.
Governor Snyder wants more money to fix roads. He would be OK with a gas tax switch and increase now and a ballot proposal later, but he just wants it to be done.
“Roads should be on that list in my view and there are only three days left that’s currently planned and so it’s a very short time period, Governor Snyder said. “Let’s try to get roads done because it’s an important opportunity for our future.”
The legislature is only schedule to meet through next Thursday. They have already moved bills that would allow them to quickly raise revenues and propose a ballot question in time, if they can get both Republicans and Democrats to vote for it.
“If we were sitting and this was out kitchen table and you said you had to come up with $12 to $15 a month for each vehicle to have better roads, we would have solved this a long time ago,” said Governor Snyder.
24 Hour News 8 will be in Lansing to let you know exactly what is happening to get Michigan’s roads fixed.