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Road Spending Debate Continues

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - The Governor and GOP legislative leaders want to spend $200 million on the roads, but democrats think all of it should go into fixing pot holes.

6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick has the latest on the debate.

With local governments and motorists clamoring for help to fix the roads, here's the plan in the works.

Fixing Roads Plan:

  • $100 M Potholes
  • $100 M Projects
  • More Money Later?

Lance Binoniemi, road building lobbyist: "You're not going to be able to do much with $200 million." "It's never going to be enough, we know that."

But for now it will have to do.

Joe Haveman (R), House Budget Chair: "In lieu of a grand solution this is the best we could do right now."

But this democrat contends this is not the best they can do..he wants to use all of the $200 million for pot holes now.

The speaker thinks he can find more money without raising revenue by building on existing programs

The road lobby disagrees.

"We don't think there's enough money in the state budget to solve the whole problem."

A quick fix is in the works, the long term fix, is another story.

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