This ought to be fun to watch play out.
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?
Hate to say I told you so but… told you so.
Representatives Courser and Gamrat should immediately resign http://t.co/Q1wifvqFss
— Ronna RomneyMcDaniel (@RRMGOP) August 31, 2015
However, Little Ronna campaigning for her uncle Willard? That is just okie dokie…
Tho, I’m rather confident the list of insufferable losers will grow ’cause… #Cuckservatives
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) August 19, 2015
Our tax dollars at work because we all need virtual reality in Detoilet.
— Ronna RomneyMcDaniel (@RRMGOP) July 21, 2015