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Governor, Democrats Continue to Battle for Funding for Roads

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Governor Rick Snyder reports progress is being made on finding the money to fix the roads, but the Senate democratic leader, Gretchen Whitmer, says those talks are at a stand still.

 

Whitmer says she is still waiting for the governor's plan before she issues her own. But the governor is waiting for the democrats to make their proposal, too.

 

"There is no trust that if we put something on the table, they wouldn't run out to try to poeticize it," said Senator Whitmer.

"I haven't seen the plans from the democrats, so I can't speculate on points of agreement when we don't have a plan out there," said Governor Snyder. "People are still talking and discussing."

The governor's lobbyist reports getting both sides together will take both sides giving something to get something. "That's the way it works with everything around here. I think there will be some give and take and it's an opportunity to have a bi-partisan package where everybody gives a little bit. It's just going to take some time," said Dick Posthumus, the governor's lobbyist.

 

 

But Posthumus is upbeat and says, "all sides want to get something done."

 

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