Roads and Infrastructure
In 2015, the Michigan legislature passed a $1.2 billion dollar road funding plan. This increased funding was a mix of increased revenue (from the gas tax and registration fees) and existing money from the general fund. In three short years road funding has increase from roughly $3 billion to $4 billion, which is about a 33% increase.
Thomas is in full agreement that more resources are needed to make up for years of neglect our state infrastructure saw during the "Lost Decade." It is important that we simply to not throw money at the problem, but ensure the money is spent wisely on longer lasting materials and combining projects when possible.
Thomas is committed to ensuring that Michigan continues to build on the positive momentum we have made toward improving our infrastructure.