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Kalamazoo Gazette

Thursday, January 25, 2007   (0 Comments)
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Editorial. “As we see it, the best of some not-so-great options for the people of Michigan is to bite the bullet, even if that means a tax increase, which could also be construed as a long-range investment. Three related issues caught our attention this week: One was a column by Western Michigan University Interim President Diether H. Haenicke on this page Wednesday. The others were two stories out of Lansing involving taxes and highway funds.…

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association is urging Congress to act on highway funding. Our federal lawmakers failed to pass a funding bill for the current year. As it stands, Michigan would lose nearly $158 million for road work in 2007, according to Mike Nystrom, an MITA official. Meanwhile, state roads continue to deteriorate. Tax increases are never popular, and we can expect considerable resistance to any such proposals. However, the pain stands to be much greater in the long run if our great state of 10 million people fails to do what must be done."

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