Pettalia (R): ‘We have a monumental opportunity to finally put in place a funding source to fix Michigan roads’ #MILEG
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) November 4, 2015
We urge Mich Senate to take the next step to fix the roads. Senate plan for roads includes 15-cent boost in gas tax. http://t.co/t0tj6Iyfai
— Rich Studley (@rstudley) June 30, 2015
What is it that SOB’s in Lansing, do not understand about no new taxes?
Time for part time legislature because, 51.4¢ a gallon on gas, and 55.6¢ a gallon on diesel: http://www.api.org/state-taxes/michigan.pdf
Part time legislature because we are #6: http://taxfoundation.org/blog/map-state-gasoline-tax-rates-2014
Yes, I said Lansing, because, well, it took complete Republican control 4 years, 5 months, 5 days and $10 Million of our dollars to do absolutely nothing about our roads.
I’ll also remind readers that both the current Senate Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House, voted for and promoted Proposal 1 – Not One County Approved – by a devastating margin. That means for those elected ‘public servants’ in Lansing… with a rusty chainsaw.
Now, you boys and girls playing politician want to keep screwing around gouging us while shirking basic duties?
What’s most offensive is that voters were put in this position at all.
Road repair is a basic part of any state budget, one that the other states — 46 of them with part-time legislatures — are able to manage. There’s no excuse for underfunding our roads.
Our state budget increased $4.7 billion, nearly 10%, from fiscal years 2012 to 2015. New money was there: It just wasn’t spent on roads.
We’ll all be in Lansing if you keep it up. Sorry, former Rep. McMillin, but simply throwing more money at MDOT is not the complete solution and inspires others to consider that the path of least resistance answer.
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) May 6, 2015
No more tax hikes – No more excuses.
The Nerd’s Ann Arbor SPARK clique days of maxing-out contracts are breathing its WALLY scheme death rattle. Complete Streets? Repeal that wasteful garbage. Neuter the MDOT bureaucracy. Streetscaping? NO. Michigan is underwater $7,500+ per head, and has yet another money vacuum waiting, which was aided by ineffectual state control.
Fix the goddam roads. Full stop.
Ps. we’ll see you Nerd bootlickers soon on your bullshit costly energy package…
Yep. I’m convinced. Proposal 1 is going down in Epic Proportions. 70-30? 65-35? We’ll soon know.
What we already do know is that Rick Snyder pushed this poorly contrived 10-bill abomination unto us at the cost of $10 Million to us taxpayers. Not only that, then Slick Rick went on tour with his cronies who used another $9 Million against us. Let that sink in.
Let that ^ be a lesson to every governor who dares to attempt to pull this bullshit again.