Gov. Snyder talks about road repair efforts, Prop 1

Gov. Snyder is joining road crews around Michigan to fill potholes in efforts of raising support for Proposal 1, but he says the efforts to fix the roads go much further than pothole patching. 

"Around Michigan, there are a number of cases where, instead of doing potholes, we could be rebuilding the whole road and doing it from the base up and doing the bigger construction projects that would make them last much longer without potholes," Gov. Snyder said Thursday morning as he helped crews patch potholes along Michigan Avenue in Detroit. 

He believes Proposal 1 is the answer, sending $1.2 billion to our fix our roads. 

"The answer is getting the resources we've been missing, which are additional dollars that we can go to building better roads and keeping them up so we don't have potholes. And, so, that's why a 'yes' on Proposal 1 is so important," says Snyder. 

Many have criticized ads for Prop 1, saying they are 'misleading' because they only  mention the money for the roads when, in fact, the money would be distributed to other outlets as well.

When asked about that, Gov. Snyder said he's always "happy to talk about that, but the primary goal is safer, better roads in Michigan. And that's the bulk of that money - $1.2 billion. The balance of those dollars is going to the school aid fund, which we can use for schools and career tech education, important things there; local government for revenue sharing - again, to make up for some of the cuts we had to make in 2011; and them some tax relief for the tax increase for lower income people."

The vote on Proposal 1 happens Tuesday, May 5. 

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