On Tuesday, May 5 the citizens of the state will go to the polls to determine the future of Michigan’s road and transit systems. Key elements of the proposal are:
Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the Washtenaw County Road Commission will be hosting a public forum on Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5th ballot.
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By Jonathan Oosting | LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder dropped by the MLive hub in downtown Lansing on Monday to discuss Proposal 1 in depth.
The May 5 ballot question will ask voters to increase the state sales tax from six percent to seven percent but exempt fuel.
Michigan residents will vote on a constitutional amendment on May 5th to increase revenue for roads and stabilize funding for schools and local governments.
The proposal will increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. If the proposal passes, bills that passed the legislature late last year will go into effect providing increased revenue for roads.
Within three years, $1.2 billion in new revenue will be available for roads allowing road agencies to make positive steps toward improving our roads and bridges.
Washtenaw County, Mich. — The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) warns motorists that many roads in the county have already become rough and others are likely to become more difficult to navigate in the coming days, as temperatures continue to rise during the day, but dip below freezing on some nights.
Driving in Michigan can be very challenging during the winter months. Ice, snow, wind and below-freezing temperatures often combine to make winter weather driving a difficult undertaking.
WCRC is committed to keeping our roads as safe as possible during these winter months. Winter maintenance crews are maintaining roads and bridges as conditions require. WCRC urges motorists to do their part and follow these simple steps when driving in winter weather: