State Rep. Miller announces transportation system funding solution

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week joined his House Republican colleagues in announcing a long-term, sustainable solution to Michigan’s transportation system woes that depends on existing funds and re-prioritizing restricted money to make the state’s roads safer.
Miller, who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, said he’s pleased a solution to Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges has been made so quickly.
One of his bills to allow competitive bids on township projects is included in the new plan.
Miller said he appreciates the fact that legislators are focusing on using existing funds and re-prioritizing other funds to be dedicated to the state’s transportation system.
Key elements of the GOP transportation plan include: dedicating General Fund dollars to fix roads, a plan that involves phasing in spending, beginning with the 2015-16 budget, to dedicate a portion of General Fund growth to roads. Also, creating tax fairness by generating $45 million a year for roads from those who drive electric-, hybrid- and diesel-powered vehicles and an additional $117 million annually by eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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