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Majority of lawmakers won't say how they're voting on road-funding question

Apr 27, 2015

A majority of Michigan's 148 state legislators did not respond to an Associated Press survey asking them how they'll vote on next Tuesday's road-funding ballot proposal.

As Dave Eggert with the Associated Press reports:

Thirty-one, or 21 percent, of the Republican-controlled Legislature's 148 members sent back responses to a short email with three questions. The vast majority — 23 — came from among 58 Democrats, with all but one saying they would vote for the constitutional amendment. Of the eight Republicans who answered out of 90, three were in support.

Michigan Radio's It's Just Politics co-host Zoe Clark speaks with Stateside host Cynthia Canty about why lawmakers are staying mum on the May 5 vote. As Clark explains, it's just one more indication of the "perplexing politics" surrounding Proposal 1.