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Coalition proposes funding roads by slashing corporate tax breaks

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

We see a lot of potholes around mid-Michigan. In fact, Flint's roads ranked the worst for any mid-size urban city in the country.

With several road funding plans rejected, one organization thinks it has a solution to our road woes.

"So our plan is actually quite simple," Citizens for Fair Taxes' Treasurer and Spokesperson Tom Lutz said. 

Lutz said his coalition's plan involves going after corporations instead of working families. Citizens for Fair Taxes' website says corporations have received about $2 billion in tax cuts over the last four years. 

The coalition's ballot proposal would cut those tax breaks nearly in half to recoup about $900 million. 

"The biggest benefit of this proposal is again that it protects working families," Lutz said. "The roads need to be fixed and corporations need to start paying their fair share."

If it gets about 252,000 signatures, you could see this proposal on the 2016 ballot.

The Michigan Republican Party issued a statement Thursday that said we can't fix our roads by placing the tax burden on the job creators.

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