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Legislative Bulletins
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Governor Whitmer Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through April 30 »
The following was released by Gongwer News Service at 2:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020: Governor Gretchen Whitm...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
License Plate Renewals During COVID – 19 Pandemic »
Several members have reached out to MITA staff over the last couple weeks inquiring as to what to do about renewing licens...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed Into Law »
Earlier this week, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Road Funding Discussions Continue »
Conversations continue on long-term road funding solutions in response to Governor Whitmer’s $3.5 billion transportation b...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Important Tool Released For Communities Assessing Underground Infrastructure Needs »
The Michigan Infrastructure Council (MIC) has recently  released a new Asset Management Readiness Assessment Tool -&n...
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Governor Proposes $130 Million for Underground Infrastructure in Budget Presentation »
On Thursday, February 6, Governor Whitmer gave her constitutionally required budget recommendations for fiscal year 2020 –...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Governor Rolls Out $3.5 Billion in Projects »
Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave her second State of the State address last night, and, much like her first address, road fu...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor and Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Agreement »
After a several week standoff between Governor Whitmer and the Republican leaders in the House and Senate, that included s...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local Agency Non-Competitive Bid Contract Program »
Legislation is currently being debated in the Michigan House of Representatives that would allow local road agencies to se...
Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor and Legislative Leaders Decide to Separate Budget and Road Funding »
As most of you have probably read or heard by now, legislative leaders and the Governor have agreed to move forward with t...
Friday, August 30, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Governor Whitmer »
As you’ve likely seen in the media, the road funding debate has had a lot of twists and turns over the past 6 months. ...
Thursday, April 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Green Lights Allowed On Construction Vehicles »
In October 2018, legislation was passed and signed into law that allowed for green safety lights to be installed on constr...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attorney General Nessel Rules Line 5 Tunnel Law Unconstitutional »
Attorney General Dana Nessel opined today that the law that established the Line 5 tunnel passed in late 2018 was ultimate...
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Sign Up For The 2019 Washington Fly-In Today »
With spring around the corner, MITA is gearing up for the annual trek to Washington, D.C. to visit with Michigan's congres...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
TRIP Releases 2019 Report with Series of Press Events Across Michigan »
The 2019 TRIP (The Road Information Program) Report was officially released today! MITA coordinated press events in Grand...
Friday, March 8, 2019
Governor Whitmer Proposes 45-cent Gas Tax Increase In Budget »
On Tuesday, March 5, Governor Whitmer made her first budget presentation to the state legislature. During her presentation...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Infrastructure Major Focus in Governor Whitmer's First State of the State Address »
Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her first State of the State address on Tuesday and infrastructure was the topic she d...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Requirements »
Legislation was passed in late 2018 that requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
West MI Regional Transportation Summit »
On Monday, February 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, several West Michigan lawmakers will be hosting a regional transportatio...
Friday, December 21, 2018
Historic Lame Duck Session Includes More Money For Roads »
This year’s lame duck session saw more bills passed than any previous lame duck period in Michigan’s history.   As t...
Friday, November 30, 2018
2018 Lame Duck Legislative Update »
Paid Sick Time Legislation Moves In Lame Duck The bi-annual ‘lame duck’ session began in the legislature this week....
Friday, October 12, 2018
Underground Investment Increases Coming From Washington, D.C. »
A bipartisan, bicameral proposal to increase investments into our water infrastructure has passed both chambers in Congres...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Roads & Bridges See More Money in 2019 Budget »
The state legislature finalized the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year budget this week, which begins on October 1 st .   ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Repeal of Prevailing Wage Passes Michigan Legislature with Immediate Effect »
This afternoon the Michigan legislature voted to repeal Michigan’s long-standing prevailing wage law. The Senate took up t...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Prevailing Wage Repeal Could Come This Week »
For several years, attempts to repeal prevailing wage on state funded construction projects have occurred and could now po...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Infrastructure Gets $400 Million in Additional Revenues in State Budget »
As legislative leaders and Governor Snyder put the finishing touches on the 2018 - 2019 state budget, an agreement was rea...
Friday, February 23, 2018
MITA Responds to Misuse of Road Funding Dollars & House Passes Extra $175M for Roads in 2018 »
MITA Responds to Misuse of Road Funding Dollars   Earlier this year, the Isabella County Road Commission (IC...
Friday, February 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Proposes Water Fee, Asks For More Road Funding In SOTS; President Trump Announces $1.5 T »
Governor Proposes New Water Fee In his last year as Governor, Rick Snyder is continuing his strong advocacy for impr...
Friday, August 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Trump Signs Executive Order Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Infrastructure Construction »
The heavy construction industry for decades has raised concerns about the regulatory burdens that federal, state and local...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Infrastructure Fund Sees $35 Million In State Budget & Fix MI State Campaign Recognized Nationally »
Infrastructure Fund Sees $35 Million In State Budget As budget negotiations wind down between legislative leaders...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Last Chance To Sign Up For 2017 Washington Fly-In! »
The 2017 Washington Fly-In is just over a month away, and the deadline to register and secure your hotel room is THIS FRID...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Governor Announces Asset Management Pilot Program »
Earlier this week, Governor Rick Snyder announced a pilot program in two areas of the state that would integrate all infra...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Washington Fly-In Registration Now Open »
The 2017 MITA Washington Fly-In will be here before we know it! The hotel has been booked, and space is limited. Please si...
Friday, February 24, 2017
House Republicans Attempt To Eliminate State's Income Tax »
For his first legislative initiative, one might say House Speaker Tom Leonard swung for the fences. The Republican from De...
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Infrastructure a Major Focus in Governor's Budget Recommendations »
On February 8 th , Governor Rick Snyder fulfilled his constitutional duty and presented an executive budget for 2018 to th...

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