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Michigan Prosperity Agenda: A Conversation with Governor Snyder about Proposal 1 Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan

Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan

Let’s face it. The condition of Michigan’s roads stink. The roads and unsafe and it’s only getting worse. But in May Michigan’s voters will have a chance to do something about our roads. This month’s Prosperity Agenda on News/Talk 760 WJR focuses on why voters should Vote Yes on Proposal 1 on May 5. The show also features a very special guest – Governor Rick Snyder. We were honored to have the governor join us in studio for two. The governor is the strongest supporter of the road funding proposal in the state and we had a great conversation. This is a must-listen episode for all those planning to vote May 5.

The Prosperity Agenda is an hour-long radio program that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR since 2010 and is hosted by Dan Gilmartin, CEO and executive director of the Michigan Municipal League. The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).


THIS MONTH’S SHOW airs at 7 p.m., March 25 on News/Talk 760 WJR, and you can listen by clicking the links below. Listen as we talk about the role art plays in creating the kinds of communities where people want to live.

View past radio shows here.

Listen to the full show: (37:51)

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Dan Gilmartin

Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, explains that the Prosperity Agenda radio show is about challenging listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play. Gilmartin said having vibrant and prosperous local communities is a key factor.

- Dan Gilmartin explains this month’s show. (56 seconds)

John Gallagher

Rick Haglund

Rick Haglund is this month’s co-host of the show. He is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in many Michigan publications, including Bridge magazine, Michigan Future Inc., AARP Bulletin and Crain’s Detroit Business. He also writes a weekly business and economics column for mlive.com.

- The last time Michigan had a big road-funding proposal was 1997. The state has ignored the problem since then for the last 20 years and it’s no surprise we’re now in a crisis situation. (7:47)

Chuck Marohn

Governor Rick Snyder

Governor Snyder has made road funding a priority for the last two years and lawmakers finally came up with a plan – Proposal 1 heading to voters May 5. The governor explains the history behind Proposal 1, what it means for Michigan’s citizens and what it means for our communities. The two-part, nearly 20-minute conversation with the governor gets into all the various aspects of Proposal 1 and is a must-listen for anyone planning to vote May 5.

- The Governor has heard the criticism that Proposal 1 is complicated. But he explains the way our roads are funded now is complicated and Proposal 1 actually simplifies it Hear how. (Part 1: 6:52)

- So can Proposal 1 make communities better? Absolutely, the governor explains how successful passage of Proposal 1 will contribute to placemaking. (Part 2: 12:28)

Marcus Peccia

Brad Williams

Brad Williams is vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, which supports Proposal 1. Williams explains why the nation’s largest chamber of commerce supports Proposal 1 what it can mean for Michigan businesses, industry and job creation. He discusses how Michigan is last in per capita spending in road maintenance than every other state.

- Proposal 1 is about making our roads safe. Williams shares a story about how a chunk of concrete went through a windshield of a vehicle travelling on I-94. All businesses want their employees to feel safe when travelling across the state. (9:48)

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