Category: Transportation

5 Key Impacts In 2019

With the close of 2019, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance felt it was important to look back and reflect on the key action items and impacts from the past year. Advanced the development of rural economic development policy and draft legislation. Specifically: Rural housing…

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:…

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