Michigan Republicans to Shift Millions in General Funds
According to WILX, Michigan Republicans are proposing to shift $400 million in general funds to the transportation budget to help fix deteriorating roads and bridges.
A $5.4 billion transportation spending plan won approval on a 4-2 party line vote. It would boost funding by 7.4% but spend roughly $400 million less than what Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed as part of a phased in 45 cents a gallon fuel tax increase.
The tax hike has been rejected, and Whitmer and majority Republicans are at odds over continuing to divert general funds to roads.
General funds also pay for higher education, local revenue sharing and state departments.