Michigan Roads Need Major Work
More than 90 percent of Michigan voters say the state's roads are in horrible shape and many are ready to pay more to fix them, according to a new poll.
The preferred way to do that is a 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent sales tax. But the importance of fixing the roads relative to other issues has slipped since spring, when Michigan's potholes were at their worst after a very cold winter.
Improving the roads ranked third in importance, just behind improving school funding and creating more jobs. A May survey by EPIC-MRA found roads were ranked the No. 1 issue for the first time.
According to the Lansing State Journal, more than 90 percent of those surveyed had negative opinions about the state's roads and bridges, with 64 percent rating the roads as poor and 29 percent rating them as fair.