Michigan Roads Declined Even As Funding Rose Sharply
Are your potholes filled yet?
(From Michigan Capitol Confidential)
Another factor that complicated the picture was state debt: The state borrowed to pay for more road repairs in the short run but at the expense of reducing the amount of money available in subsequent years. Between 2000 and 2009, the amount owed for past road repairs rose from $600 million to $2.3 billion.