I believe Michigan deserves better: a world-class transportation network to allow us to compete in a global economy.
Business, labor, environmental, and construction groups agree: Michigan is failing to invest in our aging transportation network. As a result of this failure, Michigan is on the brink of losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal matching funds for transportation projects. We're also missing an opportunity to create good jobs in the transportation design and construction industries.
I agree with the bi-partisan coalition: Michigan must raise new revenues to invest in our transportation network, including roads, bridges, and high-speed rail. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this goal, including a dedicated voter-approved sales tax, a re-structured gas tax, or new vehicle registration fees. As our next State Representative, I will work with all sides of the aisle and the residents of the 55th District to move the ball forward, and craft the best solution to ensure that Michigan does not get left behind.
I also support the bi-partisan coalition to leverage funds from the Canadian government to build a new bridge to Canada.