DETROIT, Mich. – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, today issued the following statement expressing its disappointment over the road funding package passed by the House of Representatives today.
“The House road funding plan is the wrong direction for Michigan,” said Doug Rothwell, BLM President and CEO. “Michigan needs a permanent, long-term solution to increase road repair funding without raiding the General Fund and hurting other critical priorities that are important to our economy. The revenue should come from the users of our roads and bridges and be sufficient to ensure good quality road and bridge conditions. We look forward to working with the Senate on a solution that meets these thresholds.”