Michigan voters in 2018 may decide the fate of up to eight statewide ballot questions, including proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use, end the state’s prevailing wage law, change how we draw our political districts, and shut down a controversial oil pipeline.
A bill to fix local road financing passed the House on Thursday. It is unclear whether Governor Rick Snyder will sign the legislation.
SB 1068 is similar to a bill vetoed by Governor Snyder earlier this year. House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R-Mount Pleasant) commented the chamber did not expect the Governor to veto the bill, but that is still a possibility. A large change made to the new version of the bill exempts major projects from being the sole financial responsibility of the municipality. In other words, the local communities would not have to pay for a road they do not own.