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Rogers Reacts to Gov. Snyder's State of the State Address

Rogers says the state's system for handling road infrastructure is out-of-date.

Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his third State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature Wednesday night.

In his speech, Snyder called for increased gas taxes and vehicle registration fees to repair Michigan's crumbling road infrastructure.

State Rep. Bill Rogers (R-Brighton) made the following statement after the governor's address:

"The governor's speech tonight highlighted the great progress we've made to get our state moving in the right direction, but reminded us that the work is far from over. There is still much more work to do to continue to revitalize our economy and get Michigan thriving for future generations.

"I agree with the governor that there needs to be more of discussion on our roads. The previous system has been in place since 1951. Times have drastically changed since then and we cannot continue to use the same formula. I look forward to working with Gov. Snyder and my colleagues to change this system and keep Michigan moving forward."

Kevin Holloway January 18, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Gas prices already take a huge bite out of the pockets of middle class families. Adding a tax to raise prices even higher doesn't make sense. License plate registration fees already hit me up for $450 a year. I don't look forward to paying more. My wife is a teacher and Snyder and our great State Government has just reduced my wife's salary again with levying a charge for health care and pension cost. When will the gutting of the American middle class stop? Also, the expensive and limited coverage No-Fault is a joke. Michigan is the only State to mandate $140 per vehicle for catastophic coverage no one wants.Why is MI the only State with this because it is stupid-49 States got it right. Who does the Government represent? It isn't the average person. Snyder's customer service just ain't making it! Kevin Holloway
Nicole Krawcke (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Thanks for your comment, Kevin. I know there are many people who agree with you. What do you think should be done instead to raise the funds needed to fix the roads?

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