House GOP leaders say they can work with Democratic governor

Feb 20, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   At the state Capitol, Republican leaders say they agree with Democrats that Michigan needs better roads and water infrastructure. 

Rep. Aaron Miller

House GOP leaders outlined their plans for 2019 Tuesday.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a Democrat. The Legislature is controlled by Republicans. But GOP leaders say that does not necessarily mean gridlock for the next two years.

Republican state Representative Aaron Miller says the tough job won’t be coming to an agreement that roads need to be fixed.

“Everybody wants good roads. Nobody wants to pay for them, and the money has to come from somewhere. That’s a simple fact,” he says.

Miller says lawmakers and the governor face tough choices on how to come up with that money.

Governor Whitmer is supposed to lay out her budget plans in early March.