Road funding is not rocket science. It is a mundane budget item in most other states.
The current road funding proposal is a massive $2 billion per year tax increase, with more than half of it not even going to roads.
Lansing needs to pass a road funding bill.
But when Governor Snyder submitted his budget to the legislature, road funding was gutted.
He proposed a budget with an enormous cut in road funding, thus holding the roads politically hostage to the May 5th ballot proposal.
Tax and spend legislators always seem to want to massively increase your taxes.
Demand Michigan legislators sharpen their pencils, eliminate corporate welfare, eliminate waste, find the money in existing funds, and pass a road funding bill with no tax increase!
Sign Your "No Tax Increase" Mandate!
Whereas: The state budget has skyrocketed by a whopping $4.7 billion in new spending over the past four years, and
Whereas: Governor Snyder proposed a budget that slashed road funding from $451 million in 2014 to $113 million for the upcoming fiscal year, and
Whereas: It is the responsibility of the Michigan Legislature to pass a responsible budget, and
Whereas: Michigan roads can be repaired without hiking taxes.
Therefore, be it resolved that we, the undersigned demand that Michigan Legislators reject the governor’s proposed budget, tighten their belts, and pass an alternative proposal that funds roads without raising taxes.