June 17, 2014

Wayne Dems Call on Republicans to Return for Road Funding Fix

GOP left Lansing without finding solution to crumbling infrastructure

LANSING — Two Wayne County Democrats are asking their Republican colleagues to come back to the Capitol to work toward a solution for Michigan’s dire infrastructure needs. Lawmakers need to raise at least $1 billion to get roads and bridges in the state up to par, but no plan was in place when Republicans decided to adjourn.

“Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s office, however, the leadership in Lansing failed to find a long-term solution that would make our roads safe. This is despite the fact that a bipartisan proposal was offered by my colleagues a month ago,” state Representative George T. Darany (D-Dearborn) said. “House Democrats want to return to Lansing to get the job done and continue working on a comprehensive solution for Michigan’s crumbling roads. I’m asking my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to do the same.”

The House passed a package of bills that would raise a portion of the money required to repair Michigan roads, including legislation to raise fines and fees on overweight trucks that inflict the most damage. When Republicans in the Senate couldn’t agree on that solution or any other, they moved to adjourn for the summer. House Democrats voted against that motion, but their Republican counterparts passed it anyway.

“Michigan drivers have said they’re ready to pay their fair share to fix our roads, but Republicans have shown they lack the political will to enact such a plan,” state Representative Andrew J. Kandrevas (D-Southgate) said. “I don’t know of any other job that allows employees to walk away when the work is undone. Our bosses are the people of Michigan, and it’s time for us to get back to work and finish the job they elected us to do.”


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