Most readers are likely aware that two goals formed the centerpiece of Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2013 legislative agenda. So far, the legislature has delivered neither.
At the beginning of the year, Snyder asked lawmakers to come up with $1.2 billion in new annual funding for road funding (often referred to as transportation infrastructure) and to expand Medicaid. Due to its link to Obamacare, Medicaid expansion is the far more contentious of the two issues. So it is somewhat ironic that the legislature has always been more likely to deliver the votes for Medicaid expansion than to find a way to pony up with road funding dollars.