State leaders make push for passage of Prop 1

Posted at 11:20 PM, Mar 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-19 23:20:22-04
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- It's a problem many Michigan drivers know first had, crumbling, run down and pot-hole filled roads. But are you willing to cough up the money to fix them?

This May, we`ll find out when voters go to polls to decide the fate of Proposal One.The measure will increase the sales tax from 6 to 7 percent. That extra money, would go to help fix Michigan`s roads.

With less than two months before the election, state leaders are in a full court press holding press conferences throughout the state. Today they gathered at Auto Fixit Body Shop in Grand Rapids to lay out the dangers of deteriorating roads. But Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell says one of the biggest road blocks to getting Prop 1 passed may be the ballot itself.

"The fact that it is such a complicated ballot question means people will need to take the time and study it and hear the kind of information we have presented today, they need to study the issue so they can be informed when they go into the voting booths", says Heartwell.