Governor Rick Snyder Expected to Sign Road Funding Package Today
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a controversial $1.2 billion road funding package today. Officials were still finalizing the details Monday, but the event was expected to be held early this afternoon in the Lansing area.
Snyder pushed for a road funding package for about four years before the Legislature passed a plan late on Nov. 3. The Governor called the plan fiscally responsible and comprehensive.
Some critics, such as the Michigan Municipal League, said there simply isn't enough real revenue for roads in this package. Other critics, such as the tea party group Americans for Prosperity in Michigan, said the plan increases taxes too much. Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.