State transportation funding debate: More questions than answers
The Michigan House of Representatives returned to Lansing last week looking to resolve the transportation funding issue. While hopes were high early in the week, the House adjourned until after Labor Day with no agreement on a plan. The list of issues in play during the negotiations is extensive. House Republicans are not likely to generate more than 40 of the 55 votes necessary to approve any plan that increases state revenue. This is the first time in the current legislative session that House Democrats are in a position where their votes are necessary for a plan to be approved. Read the entire SEMCOG blog here.