Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state Republican legislative leaders are talking, but there’s not yet real movement on finding money to fix the roads. The Governor wants to increase fuel taxes. The Republicans want to shift the sales tax part of taxes on gasoline to fund the roads, but that means schools and municipalities lose money.
We discuss what it will take to reach a budget deal with our Friday political commentators. TJ Bucholz, President of Vanguard Public Affairs, a progressive political strategy firm in Lansing. Ken Sikkema is Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and a former Republican Majority Leader in the Michigan State Senate.