LANSING—Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to Michigan voters rejecting Proposal 1:
“As I travel throughout the 36th District, I hear loud and clear that people wanted the roads fixed in Michigan. And just as loud and clear, the proposal put forward was defeated.
“Our road funding process has underfunded Michigan’s roads and bridges for more than a decade. However, during the last four years, we have made improving our infrastructure a key priority — investing nearly $870 million in additional funding into our roads. In the short term, we need to continue this emphasis.
“In addition to prioritizing more existing resources to roads, I believe that all taxes paid at the pump should go to our roads.
“I want to thank the residents of the 36th District who reached out to me about this issue and let them know that I am committed to working with them to find a long-term solution to fix our roads.”