“Michigan’s roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair. That’s why our state needs a workable, comprehensive roads plan that will come up with the more than $1 billion we need annually for infrastructure repair.

“The House Republican plan – House Bills 4605-4616 – isn’t that plan. There are elements of this package worthy of future reconsideration, including diesel parity and stronger warranties, but I couldn’t vote for a road funding package that is predicated upon eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit to find the funding needed.

“We need a serious plan to address our roads. Instead, the House Republicans presented us with a plan that relies on funds that don’t exist and that harms vulnerable families, which is why I voted ‘no.’ I remain committed to developing a real roads package that will work for Michigan.”