Governor Whitmer Wants to Spend Billions More to Fix Roads
Governor Gretchen Whitmer definitely has her hands full taking on the responsibility of Michigan's roads and a lagging education system.
But as the Democrat prepares to deliver her first budget proposal to the Republican led Legislature, she faces fiscal pressures that complicate her task.
According to the Associated Press, Governor Whitmer will present her plan Tuesday. Whitmer recently told a conference of township officials that she must account for a number of lawsuits that were filed against her predecessor's administration over the Flint water crisis and other issues.
The budget presentation is Whitmer's opportunity to detail just how she plans to fix the roads and pay for priorities like letting high school graduates attend community college for free.
Whitmer has long been building her case for a multibillion dollar infrastructure package. Michigan's pothole ridden roadways are forcing drivers to pay hundreds of dollars a year on vehicle repairs.