Knollenberg issues statement on reintroduction of roads bill

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Sen. Marty Knollenberg

Sen. Marty Knollenberg

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, issued the following statement on the introduction of Senate Bill 1068. This legislation contains the language of SB 557, which passed the Legislature unanimously but was vetoed by Gov. Snyder in July.

“My disappointment with the governor’s veto is well known and work to address the concerns of the 45 cities currently forced to pay for roads they do not own has not stopped.

“In my district, the city of Troy is facing a $9 million bill as its ‘share’ of the I-75 project and the city of Royal Oak is facing a $4 million bill for the same project.

“Today’s introduction of SB 1068 is the next step in continuing the work to correct Michigan’s unfair road funding system. While the governor disagreed with cities and the legislature when he vetoed SB 557, I’m confident we can agree that our current system is unfair and that a willingness to work toward a solution will continue.”

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