Jay Syrewicze, the Lake County Road Comm. Superintendent, in his letter to The Star on March 12, 2015, is asking for a "yes" vote on Proposal 1 on May 5 for road improvements in Lake County. While very few are opposed to road upgrades in Lake County and Michigan in general, we do have questions about the use of an increase in the sales tax for this purpose. If Proposal 1 passes it will generate about $1.7 billion dollars in the first year of which only $400 million would be used for roads, according to State Senator Patrick Colbeck of Michigan’s 7th district.
Where is the remainder going? I suppose to pay down debt, some for schools (I am not opposed to that) and other projects. I hope the new legislative office building in Lansing is not one of those projects.