Governor Rick Snyder gave his third State of the State address Wednesday night.
He mentioned the U.P’s Mining Severance Tax as something that needed to be done. There are over a dozen mining projects planned, and Snyder said the tax change will help encourage other mining companies to come to Michigan, bring jobs to the Upper
Peninsula and help the Rural Development Fund.
Snyder said that that automobile industry, agriculture and tourism are hitting on all cylinders.
Snyder also mentioned improving road conditions in the state. He wants to put more
resources into Michigan’s roads and redo the state’s road distribution formula. Snyder wants to take a look at how revenue for roads are coming in, and how the state uses that revenue. He added that he wants to have an additional one to two billion dollars in revenue per year to help with road conditions.
Snyder said that he wants to have an additional 1 to 2 billion dollars in revenue per year for roads.