Michigan roads could be fixed without raising taxes - WNEM TV 5

Michigan roads could be fixed without raising taxes

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

There could be a solution to help fix Michigan roads without raising taxes.

State senator Patrick Colbeck, a Republican from Canton, will introduce a bill this month that will help generate up to $462 million a year.

But motorists may have to get used to additional advertising.

The measure would call for selling advertising, naming rights, concessions or right-of-way contracts at bridges, offices, rest areas and parks across the state.

The idea faces opposition because it is not known what guidelines and restrictions will be posed to potential advertisers.

The proposal is one of many road funding ideas to stop Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to raise gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.

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