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Topic - Jase Bolger
Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.
Gov. Rick Snyder praised Republican House leaders' plan to spend $500 million annually on roads as a proactive move toward long-term funding changes, but said it falls short of his spending target.
Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday.
House Republicans on Thursday pitched a revised overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance system that would cut premiums and curtail unlimited medical benefits for people catastrophically injured in crashes.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A permanent tax cut for individuals and additional short-term funding for road maintenance are among the new priorities for House Republicans anticipating a budget surplus in the new year.
"They have profited from these contracts. They have collected union dues. They should step forward and join in mitigating the effects of the bankruptcy," he said.
"It's not going to be easy because it's so easily demagogued," said House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, who supports the plan. "There will be an important balance between ensuring Detroit's success on the positive side and ensuring Detroit doesn't lapse back into trouble on the cautionary side."