This coming week’s sessions in the Michigan legislature are scheduled to be the final ones before the summer break. Topping the agenda is finishing the budget and possibly tackling road funding. The current plan for getting to the $1.5 billon road funding level set by Gov. Rick Snyder is to double the gas tax.
When Snyder first asked for the funding 18 months ago the amount being sought was $1.2 billion, but it has increased since, especially after the road damage wrought by this past winter’s Arctic temperatures and snowfall. So, apparently we can all blame it on global warming.