The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding a road funding plan reported out of committee by the Michigan Senate.
“We applaud Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (Grand Haven) and his caucus for their leadership and for taking action to develop a meaningful package of legislation to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.”
“Maintaining Michigan’s transportation infrastructure is a core function of state government and lawmakers need to take bold action now to fix the roads. The Senate plan represents another positive step in the legislative process and we are pleased the Senate is taking action before July 4th.”
“Going forward, we are optimistic that legislative leaders can work together to resolve differences between the House and Senate to pass a comprehensive solution to the road funding problem before Labor Day.”