In the House Tax Policy Committee, Democrats tried to get amendments passed that would invest at least a portion of the shifted tax revenues into public transit and ensure that the money would go for fixing existing roads, rather than adding new lanes to the state’s thoroughfares.
“There are people in your own districts who can no longer drive,” said Tom Zerafa, an Oak Park resident who testified Wednesday. “There are people in Michigan who are leaving because there’s not access to good transportation.
Ultimately, the amendments failed. But, it warmed the MT newsroom's collective heart this afternoon to see the conversation on such projects has, somewhat, shifted.