Imagine you’re driving up I-75 from Ohio, and you cross the border. You see the beautiful blue sign welcoming you to Michigan, and suddenly the smooth road beneath your wheels gives way to a crumbling, tooth-rattling mess. Is this really what we want “Pure Michigan” to mean to our families, our tourists, or worst of all–the job providers thinking about locating here?
Of course not. That is why Proposal 1 on the May Election ballot is so important. It provides a dedicated source of funding to fix our roads now and in the future. Proposal 1 would guarantee an additional $1.2 billion to make MI’s roads and bridges safer.
Proposal 1 has three strong guarantees:
- Every penny you pay at the pump in state gas taxes is constitutionally guaranteed to fund transportation.
- Roadbuilders would have to provide warranties on the roads they build, so taxpayers aren’t forced to pay for improper repairs.
- Every penny in the School Aid Fund is constitutionally guaranteed for K-12 schools and community colleges.
BLM’s position: Other states around us invest far more in their roads than we do and it shows.
Businesses thinking of locating here take the condition of our roads into account as they consider how to move their products and ideas to market. We need to make sure our roads are safe, strong for our families and capable of supporting our businesses and the economy we want. The May Ballot Proposal is about making our roads safe and requiring those that fix our roads to guarantee their work. BLM supports Proposal 1.