LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - One of the main points that Governor Rick Snyder made sure to hit on during his budget proposal was infrastructure.
This was an echo of his tate of the State address, where he called for a $1.2 billion increase to improve roads. It will come in two parts: a fuel tax increase and a vehicle registration increase. Combined, it's going to be about $120 per vehicle per year, but the governor says if we don't act on this now, if we wait about ten years, it's going to cost the state about $25 billion.
"The governor is spot on. He is taking a leadership role and leaning on the user fees. The people that use the system, pay for the system and that's the beauty of what's being proposed," said Mike Nystrom with Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.
The Republican governor on Thursday unveiled his proposed $50.9 billion budget to lawmakers who sit on budget committees.