Senator hopeful for new road funding bill - WNEM TV 5

Senator hopeful for new road funding bill

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LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich has been part of road funding negotiations with the legislative leaders and the governor.

“Hopeful that we can get those talks going again because the citizens have a right to good quality roads,” Ananich said.

He thinks they were on the right track, but their talks recently fell apart.

“I'm hopeful that we get back to the table and finish it,” Ananich said.

But the senate majority leader is already pushing for a vote on a $1.2 billion roads plan.

Here's a look inside the numbers of that plan:

  • $400 million would come from increase fuel taxes
  • $400 million would come from vehicle registration fees.
  • $400 million would come from the general fund

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agreed the House and Senate Democrats and Republicans needed to come together to negotiate a plan.

Mobile user? Check out our interactive timeline of Michigan's road funding struggles

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