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Is there a clear path ahead for road funding in Michigan?

Road in need of repair.
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Each Thursday, Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, and Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, discuss Michigan politics with Jenn White. This week the conversation is all about road funding.

If it's approved, the May 5 ballot proposal will increase the state sales tax and change the way we tax fuel to raise revenue for roads.

Legislators seem concerned that voters will reject that proposal, so they're revisiting a road funding plan that failed to pass last year.

If neither plan works, Michigan still has to figure out how to raise the money needed to repair roads and bridges.

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