Maturen: Politics Drives Roads Deal
Rep. David Maturen (R-Brady Township) of the 63rd District tells WBCK the Michigan House leadership put a road funding deal together that had a chance of passing.
"It's a matter of trying to get enough votes," Maturen said. "There are still some who don't want any tax increase at all; there were other folks who want all new revenue."
Early Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reported the Michigan Senate would be taking up the House proposal during the day's session.
Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) took immediate issue with the proposal, along with fellow House Democrats. Maturen called Hoadley's remarks "a little bit of hyperbole" which can be expected from the minority party.
Hear the entirety of Maturen's comments by clicking the video below.