Welcome to Michigan, where the U.S. knows us for our lakes, our winters, and notoriously for our roads. As I travel the states, anytime the CB chatter turns to roads, Michigan gets mentioned in a terrible light. I know it cannot be helped, Michigan has had a couple decades of hard knocks and slashed road budgets, after the last two economic down turns.
I say its time to rebuild. It's time to stop reinventing Michigan and start rebuilding and reinvesting in Michigan and its people. We have a state budget surplus, we could use it to start rebuilding our state's crumbling structures and roads.
Mark Bignell is an alumni of Montcalm Community College and Grand Valley State University. He is a former Democratic Nominee for Michigan State Senate and current candidate.