Governor Snyder to sign road funding legislation on Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 3:32 AM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 03:32:26-05

LANSING, Mich. — Marking the end of a lengthy process to pay to fix Michigan’s roads, Governor Rick Snyder is scheduled to sign the recently passed legislation during an event on Tuesday afternoon.

The signing comes a week after lawmakers finally came to an agreement on the spending package.  The plan includes increases to the gasoline tax as well as vehicle registration fees.  When fully implemented, those moves will combine to raise an estimated $600 million annually.  Another $600 million will come from shifting money in the state general funds.

Governor Snyder has called this a long-term solution for Michigan’s infrastructure, and it will take several years to fully implement.  He is scheduled to sign the legislation at 12:30 p.m. at a press event, which will be streaming live at this link.