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Rep. O’Malley says 2019 work focused on road reforms


By James Ledbetter | Jan 8, 2020


Rep. Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann) and chair of the House Transportation Committee wrote an op-ed that was posted to the Michigan House Republicans website discussing the ongoing progress of road safety in his 101st District.

"Quite often in my first year as a state representative and chair of the House Transportation Committee, I was a sponge," O'Malley wrote. "I listened to local officials, road builders and drivers to absorb the issues with our state’s roads.

"So much time and efforts were spent by others this year talking about higher taxes at the gas pump or how much extra money was going to be needed to fix our roads," O'Malley wrote. "But I was focused on getting the best value on roads with the money taxpayers already provide. I participated in almost 20 town hall gatherings to receive feedback and formulate a plan – understanding over time that more could be done for local governments to provide options for funding and raising additional revenue if desired."

Rep. Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann) | Michigan House Republicans

O'Malley says "that plan is now in motion" and communities have more tools when it comes to fixing roads.

O'Malley concluded the op-ed with an oath to continue the fight to make the roads in Michigan safer for everyone.

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