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I recently read a great article from the Mackinac Center For Public Policy's paper Michigan Capitol Confidential.  The article was written by Michael LaFaive and titled "House Road Plan Is Solid".

The article gave several ways the state of Michigan can save money which it could allocate to infrastructure improvements.  One idea is eliminating the prevailing wage law, which they calculated could save $224 million per year.  Another idea is closing the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) and replacing it with a 401K plan.  A 401K plan that almost every private industry employee receives.

Check out the article for more information by clicking on the link attached to the title of the article.

What this article shows us is there are ways to fund infrastructure improvements in Michigan without automatically raising our taxes.