After Proposal 1 failure, what's next?

There was not much celebration in Lansing where Gov. Rick Snyder watched Proposal 1 be defeated. 

The fight has not ended over Michigan's roads as lawmakers are scrambling to figure out new ways to attack the crumbling problem.

Michigan Budget Director John Roberts was in attendance at the Vote Yes party and told M.L. Elrick that work will start as early as tomorrow on a new plan.

He added that there is no way to raise $1 billion a year to fix Michigan's roads without increasing revenues which may come in the form of tax proposals.

Supporters of Proposal 1 spent more than four times that of those in the "Vote No" camp.

FOX 2 Political Analyst Tim Skubick said the bi-partisan plan which was criticized for being too complex. Proposal One had money for schools, local government as well as the roads. 

An Epic MRA Poll says that 85 percent of the people want Snyder to bring lawmakers into a special summer session to work only on the roads. This would keep lawmakers from getting July and August off.

The poll said that if there was a one cent sales tax hike earmarked only for the roads, 64 percent would say no, 32 percent no.

Paul Mitchell, chairman of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes And Special Interest Deals, wants the state's $52 billion budget cut.

The polling data says 88 percent want schools left alone and don't want higher education, revenue sharing and health care for those in need, alone, Skubick said.

There has also been talk about "Plan B" for roads the catastrophic injury insurance fund which has $12 billion in it.

Skubick says that won't happen.

"Lawmakers won't go there, the insurance companies won't allow it," he said.
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