OKEMOS, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed recently passed legislation to fund state road repairs during a ceremony at the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.
The signing came a week after lawmakers passed the spending package, which will raise an estimated $600 million annually by increasing the gasoline tax and vehicle registration fees. Another $600 million will come from shifting money in the state’s general fund.
“Residents and visitors alike deserve much better than what we drive on today. This targeted, ongoing investment will help preserve and fix our infrastructure now and in the future, which is fundamental to continuing and accelerating our economic comeback,” Snyder said in a release.