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Doubtful.  Probably went to China and came back in a hot rolled steel band.
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #286 on: August 19, 2018, 09:17:55 AM »

"Four more years"!!!

That's the condition of our roads not a political slogan :( :( :(

It's not looking like Michigan is going to be seeing much in the way of smooth roads anytime soon. 

One of Snyder's studies came up with a figure of $4B /year for many, many years to fix roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

Both candidates for governor have a clever 'line' for addressing the issue but not much of the way in actually funding a plan.  It's going to take more than a little creative dollar shuffling to come up with anywhere near the $4B. 

I'm guessing we may see higher insurance rates in the future rather than any cuts!  Higher rates to cover the higher costs insurers in Michigan will be facing. 

Maybe it's time to go back to the horse and buggy :-\ :-\ :-\

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/nolan-finley/2018/08/19/finley-where-damn-money-michigan-roads/987729002/
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #287 on: August 19, 2018, 11:09:59 AM »

instead of raising insurance rates just take the $10 billion from the no fault fund and fix some roads and eliminate the unlimited medical.
Oh i bet there is no money in the fund.   Somebody probably spent it all and left a bunch of IOU'S.
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #288 on: August 20, 2018, 11:53:58 AM »

instead of raising insurance rates just take the $10 billion from the no fault fund and fix some roads and eliminate the unlimited medical.
Oh i bet there is no money in the fund.   Somebody probably spent it all and left a bunch of IOU'S.
Now you sound like a politician--  I smell money---lets just blow it !!!
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #289 on: August 20, 2018, 03:42:02 PM »

Well, If they dont' spend it on something that helps all then that's what is going to happen some day..
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #290 on: August 21, 2018, 05:53:09 PM »

Now you sound like a politician--  I smell money---lets just blow it !!!

Kind of like the money the county commissioners have to spend now that the dumb 911 fee passed?
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #291 on: August 21, 2018, 07:24:29 PM »

Exactly on point !!
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Re: How far can Snyder and crew kick the can on a 'new' road funding formula?
« Reply #292 on: November 06, 2018, 06:23:56 PM »

Will be interesting to see how the new Governor (whoever) addresses the road fiasco.  Most likely waffle as usual.
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