INBOX: Michigan House has cancelled Thursday's session. Reps following senators out of town for nearly 3-week recess.
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) November 10, 2015
Tar, feathers, rail, politicians… some assembly required.
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
Well, this is rather embarrassing for the RNC/GOPe, that is, if they had any shame.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015
Here comes your fuel tax and fee hikes.
Both sides, along with Gov. Rick Snyder, generally agree on the need for $1.2 billion a year in additional road funding, but they’ll need 54 votes to get it done. Cotter’s willingness to at least consider $800 million in new revenue likely increases the odds of a deal.
“For me, it’s not just about the proportion — how much is new revenue and how much is general fund — but all the other details that go into making up a package,” Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, said Thursday. “I want to see what are the forms of new revenue, where’s it coming from and to what degree, but then also what other pieces of the package exist.”
The governor and legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle have been meeting regularly – twice in each of the past two weeks, according to Snyder — in hopes of reaching an agreement they all can live with.
“The lieutenant governor and I, I think it’s fair to say we both think there’s been a lot of progress in these meetings,” Snyder said last week. “Issues are coming up [indeed], we’re having a healthy discussion and people are trying to be good problem solvers. People are trying to come to a good solution.”
Cotter said he thinks they’re “very close” to a deal, but he also acknowledged he’s said that before.
“I’ve been saying for some time now that I’d like to get this to the floor in October, and I think we’re on a good pace to do that,” he said.
Where’s the “future budget pressures” mentioned within the article?
Tho, I’m rather confident the list of insufferable losers will grow ’cause… #Cuckservatives
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) August 19, 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
Well, Boobus Michiganderus in CD-12 who elected her, go ahead, explain to the rest of us what the barking moonbat is trying to convey.
Debbie Dingle on roads "You've got to tell your state legislators to get some balls"
— Christopher Klaver (@cklaver) May 29, 2015
Because both the Senate, and House Transportation Committees sure as hell are not doing their jobs when it comes to roads and boondoggle trains? For that matter, this guy, closely aligned with Steudle, and his *special department* sure makes a habit of stumbling around with his thumb up his ass on trains, roads, and other MI-GOP payola, too.
Bottom line. From how a rational mind reads Debbie’s brassy statement is not much different than what our state legislators are doing now: throwing more money at a problem without cutting the wasteful ineptness and blatant corruption within MDOT.
You see otherwise? Drop a comment below.
This pay-to-play wasteful spending has got to stop. So does this crap.
“I don’t like to look backwards. I’m a guy who looks forward and solves problems,” Pscholka said.
What a pompous, can-kicking schmuck, but, there it is as plain as day. Rick Snyder’s playbook line used to justify his actions as a big spending, everyone connected gets a kickback Republican. You folks tired of hearing it yet? Guess not. Methinks, there’s a growing consensus they all should just be thankful there is a disinterested, ill-informed, and apathetic electorate otherwise all the Oath sworn f****** would be hearing footsteps in their sleep.
In other words, this is the government that has been consented to by our vote. Pay up, suckers…
Ps. thanks for the empty words, Colbeck you fraud.