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What will Proposal 1 rejection mean for Republicans?

Cracked and broken roads
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Governor Snyder said that every dollar invested in Michigan roads and bridges saves six dollars in the future.

Proposal 1 was rejected by voters in yesterday’s special election. That takes Gov. Rick Snyder and the state Legislature back to table to try to come up with a way to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads. What are the political implications of this defeat for Gov. Snyder and for the Republican-led legislature?

Jennifer White spoke with Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, and Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, about what the voter response means and what the Legislature might do next.

Here's their conversation:

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