Michigan's broken roads and the broken state budget

Everyone agrees that the roads in Michigan are in terrible condition—but how to fund repairing the state’s broken infrastructure has never been more contentious—so contentious, in fact, that disagreement between Democratic Governor Whitmer and the Republican controlled House over this issue may lead to a Michigan government shutdown if a budget is not passed by Oct 1.  The impact this could have on all of us makes this issue more urgent than ever.  At the center of the debate is how much is to be invested, and where the funding should come from (you could more about this here).  Given the political impasse over this issue, do any of you have alternative ideas about how this problem might be solved?  Are you aware of examples from other states where this issue was successfully addressed?

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