From fixing roads and bridges to concerns about flooding, here's how the five Republican gubernatorial candidates plan to tackle infrastructure issues.
Dixon wants to prioritize road funding in the “fundamental budget.” She wants to move away from tax-funded maintenance, but further explanation of that plan was not available. She wants to give funding flexibility to local entities. She hopes that changing regulations will speed up and simplify road projects.
Overall, within the state’s budget, she plans a multi-year overhead reduction plan to consolidate departments and reduce costs.
Kelley doesn’t like the 2018 gas tax increase to support road funding. He said he will have “an infrastructure plan to repair roads, bridges, and highways with proper fund allocation.” The specifics of that funding are unclear.
Rebandt has not published an official stance on infrastructure issues.
Rinke has not published an official stance on infrastructure issues.
Soldano believes Michigan roads are in poor shape because of government corruption, but has not put forth a plan to fund and maintain Michigan’s infrastructure.