Policy Statement: Road Funding

September 03, 2015

Americans for Prosperity-Michigan agrees that many of our roads and bridges are in need of repair. Road repair, maintenance and construction are core functions of government and additional revenue dollars ought to be dedicated to this top budget priority.

An excise tax on gasoline, which operates much like a “user fee,” is the best revenue mechanism to do this. However, raising gas or other taxes without serious spending reform and long-term tax relief for Michigan families will harm our economy even as it continues to recover from a lost decade of economic growth.

AFP: Michigan Should Join Other States Refusing Compliance with EPA’s Power Grab

September 03, 2015

“Michigan shouldn’t put up with the Obama Administration’s regulatory bullying tactics at the expense of energy consumers,” said Pete Lund, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. “It is just ridiculous to believe Michigan can maintain control of our energy future if we cave to the EPA’s demands. Any regulatory road we choose to include in our state blueprint leads to the same federally defined destination—one that even President Obama acknowledges will result in higher prices for consumers.”

AFP: Ballot Proposal Tax Hike Would Devastate Michigan’s Economy 

July 23, 2015

“Even if the roads get fixed, there won’t be anyone left to drive on them,” says Lund Lansing, Mich.– Americans for Prosperity-Michigan condemned a ballot proposal unveiled today that would nearly double the tax rate on businesses. Raising taxes on Michigan job creators would devastate Michigan’s economy, which has only been righted over the past […]

Democratic Roads Plan Recalls Failed Policies of Granholm Era, says Americans for Prosperity

July 15, 2015

Lansing, Mich.– Americans for Prosperity-Michigan today slammed a road-funding plan unveiled by House Democrats as a return to the failed policies of the Granholm era. The grassroots free-market group, which has engaged its activists in the road funding debate, said tax hikes on job creators will lead to economic stagnation. “Raising taxes on job creators […]

Americans for Prosperity-Michigan Opposes Senate Gas Tax Hike

July 02, 2015

“Michigan families can ill afford the significant tax hike contained in the Senate roads plan,” said Pete Lund, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. “The citizens of Michigan do want the roads fixed, but that doesn’t mean they want state lawmakers to pursue tax hikes as the only solution.”