To The Point: Sen. Ananich on roads


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Democratic Sen. Jim Ananich of Flint, the leader of his party in the upper chamber, says he’ll try to cooperate with Republicans when he can.

One issue where he’s prepared to work across the aisle and with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is road funding. Ananich said he favors the last-minute lame-duck session deal to raise the state sales tax by 1 percent to pay to fix the roads.

He said it’s time for the governor to get out in front of the issue that will be on the ballot in May.

“I think the plan that we developed in the late hours of lame-duck is a solid plan, I just think the governor needs to lead on it,” Ananich told “To The Point.” “The governor has been pushing for this for a long time and he really needs to step up and take ownership of this plan and show people that this is a plan worth fighting for and I think that will get people involved.”

>>Above, Sen. Ananich talks more about Michigan’s crumbling roads on this Feb. 8, 2015 episode of “To The Point.”

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