Pothole politics hits the streets

(WXYZ) - Potholes are on most of our streets, and now on the radar of politicians in an election year. 

Three metro Detroit state representatives called a news conference to call for every possible dollar to be spent on fixing the roads.  That includes a proposed tax cut of $227 million  from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. 

The governor's office says more money is in a supplemental budget bill going through the legislature in Lansing.  

The governor's office also says $1.5 billion would be needed each year just to maintain the roads. 

The Democrats propose higher fuel taxes and permit fees on trucks that come in from other states.  Many believe road problems will continue to grow as spring weather eliminates the frost in the ground.

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