Michigan's highways are in abysmal condition. Potholes crater our secondary
roads. The undersides of bridges are sheathed with plywood to keep crumbling
concrete from striking motorists. There's simply no money to fix problems.
So it borders on insulting -- and
certainly seems irresponsible -- that Michigan may spend more than $170 million
in federal stimulus money to build bigger, wider roads rather than fixing the
ones already in desperate straits.
Hugh McDiarmid Jr.
"The most effective voice for the
environment in Michigan"
-- Former Michigan Gov. William G. Milliken