Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer faces a potentially adversarial state Legislature when she starts in January.
Whitmer made fixing the state’s roads a staple of her campaign. But you need money to do that, and Whitmer has raised the possibility of use taxes to fund the roads.
Representative Lee Chatfield (R- Levering) is the new Speaker of the state House. He says he’s probably not going to get behind any tax increase.
“I will say that no one in the House Republican chamber ran on raising taxes,” he says.