The clock is ticking on the current legislative session and it’s not acceptable for the State Legislature to adjourn for the summer recess without passing a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges, says the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters believe our roads are in horrible condition and are willing to invest more money to build and maintain better roads, according to a Michigan Chamber of Commerce poll released today.
“Increased funding to fix the roads and improve public transit is necessary to keep Michigan moving forward and this poll shows solid voter support for a major investment in transportation,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to bipartisan action in the State House today to raise transportation investment by $450 million per year.
(Friday, Jan. 17, 2014) -- Last night, Gov. Snyder delivered his 2014 State of the State Address. In response to media inquiries, Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley offered this reaction:
"Over the past three years, Gov. Snyder has provided strong and effective leadership to reinvent Michigan. In 2014, the state of the our state is good and getting better. We appreciate the Governor's continued emphasis on more and better jobs. We also strongly agree with his call for legislative comprehensive action on transportation investment."
(Friday, April 12th) - Calling it a great day for the entire state, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed optimism about the state’s economic future with the announcement that a key federal permit required to construct the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) has been approved.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - On the heels of news that the Detroit River International Trade Crossing will be built and bring thousands of new jobs, the Michigan Chamber Foundation today announced a new economic report which concludes that fixing the rest of the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges would create an additional 11,000 jobs.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to Governor Snyder’s special message on transportation given earlier today in Southfield.
Statement from Rich Studley, President & CEO:
Calling on State Senators to support Michigan’s job providers, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today urged members of the Senate Economic Development Committee to act now on legislation to create the New International Trade Crossing (NITC).
The Michigan Chamber Board of Directors yesterday (Sept. 20) voted to support Governor Rick Snyder's proposal to build a New International Trade Crossing as well as a comprehensive statewide transportation investment plan. Read more about it in The Detroit News.
Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley joined MIRS Monday Podcast publisher John T. Reurink in a conversation covering the current union-driven efforts to recall lawmakers, the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) debate, and what the Legislature could be tackling in upcoming months. The podcast was recorded on Sept. 12 is approximately 12 minutes long. The podcast is available here: http://www.mirsnews.podbean.com/