Whitmer calls for ‘Plan B’ in second State of the State

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says it is time for “Plan B” when it comes to road funding in Michigan,  with “B” standing for “Bonds”. The plan calls for Michigan to borrow up to 3.5 billion dollars by issuing bonds to rebuild state highways and bridges. One thing that doesn’t include though, are local city streets and county roads. Governor Whitmer previously proposed an up to 45-cent per gallon gasoline tax that would be used in part to pay for infrastructure repairs. That plan gained no traction in the legislature last year and contributed to a delay in the budgeting process. Among the other items discussed by the governor last night was a call to reform Michigan’s overtime pay legislation and to solidify the Affordable Care Act into state law.


January 29 State of the State