A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he is gauging support in the Senate to raise $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion a year more to fix Michigan's roads and bridges, primarily by increasing fuel taxes in a vote that could be held as early as Wednesday.
An annual downtown Memorial Day parade in Michigan's capital city has been canceled because of declining interest in participation, organizers announced, and plans now call for expanding an annual cemetery ceremony to include a formal procession.
Under pressure to mend roads and bridges, Michigan senators are considering whether to significantly increase gasoline taxes within five years and then allow annual increases to keep pace with construction costs.
Lawmakers will have $616 million less to spend when shaping Michigan's next budget, fiscal experts reported Thursday, news that appeared to officially end talk of Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed tax cut for homeowners and renters.