Despite pressure, Michigan road-funding fix may take a while

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The trouncing of a sales tax hike to upgrade Michigan roads leaves Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators searching for alternatives.

It could take a while.

Proposal 1’s defeat may have given policymakers an indication of what voters don’t want in Plan B. But consensus is still lacking.

The conflicting opinions led Snyder and lawmakers to resort to the referendum in the first place. It proved to be a major misjudgment.

Now some Republican leaders are counseling restraint as the dust settles.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof is preparing for a “long, deliberative process.” And Snyder says it’s better to be “thoughtful” than to rush.

House Speaker Kevin Cotter is eager to unveil a plan soon. Some are pressuring lawmakers to not adjourn for the summer without securing more road money.

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