Category: Transportation

A Rural “Map” To Fix The Damn Roads

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance released a 5-part plan with recommendations on generating and distributing new state revenues for road and bridge construction in Michigan. The Alliance’s “2019 Road Funding Principles” document calls on state lawmakers to dedicate new fuel taxes or fees to…

Highlights From Governor Whitmer’s FY 20 Budget Proposal

Governor’s Road funding proposal Issue: Experts claim that Michigan is still not allocating enough resources to its transportation infrastructure, primarily roads and bridges, despite a recent gas tax and license fee increase, and $600 million more being allocated from the state’s general fund. Proposal:…

Washington, DC Update: Soo Locks and Trade Policy

From March 13-14, 2019, the Chamber Alliance’s Director of Government Relations Kent Wood attended the annual Washington, DC fly-in with the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition. While in the nation’s capital, Kent had the chance to meet with federal officials about a number of…

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