Michigan

Big local victories challenge Lansing inaction on public transportation
August 20, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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In a sharp challenge to the state Legislature’s resistance to funding public transportation, citizens in 13 Michigan counties voted overwhelmingly for either continued or increased local property taxes for their bus systems. Most of the millages passed earlier this month by landslides, but the Legislature continues to consider drastic cuts in state transit funding, as well as bills that would destabilize public transit policy making. Transit advocates are most critical of bills from State Senator Shirley Johnson, chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Thursday, August 19, 2004 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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