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Whitmer plans to raise money for roads

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Published: Apr. 10, 2019 at 5:09 PM EDT
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is putting together a plan to make good on her campaign promise to fix the roads.

The Governor held a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday outlining her strategy to "get it done."

Her plan includes raising $2.5 billion a year by phasing in a fuel tax that will cost drivers roughly $23 per month.

She talked about some necessary road projects in Eaton County, stating that $3 million is needed to get those projects accomplished.

Some of those include road projects on M-43, Lansing Road, and Mount Hope.

The discussion on Wednesday night is focused on Michigan's $60 billion budget and how that money will be divided to address infrastructure issues.

"After 40 years of disinvestment in Michigan we've got serious problems to tackle 2.5 billion dollar problem and I ran on fixing the roads," she said. "I think the people of Michigan deserve an honest uh conversation about what it's gonna take and a real solution and that's what I put on the table and it wasn't easy to put on the table but you know uh solving tough problems isn't easy if it was someone would have done it already."

She added that the roads are in a crisis state and her plan will bring a permanent solution to the problem.