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February 20, 2015

Coalition Reacts to MDOT Audit

Mitchell: “The voters deserve better.”

Lansing, MI –  Paul Mitchell, head of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals, had this reaction to the MDOT Audit findings today which criticized the department for its lack of oversight on warranties which could shift the responsibility to the State of Michigan and cost taxpayers millions of additional dollars.

Mitchell said, “If our road and construction projects had proper oversight by the state, we could invest more money in other needed projects. Now, through Proposal 1, the government wants more money? We can do better than a $2 billion tax hike where 40% goes to special interests instead of roads. The voters deserve better.”

Since the release of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals’ new TV commercial on Tuesday, over 180k people have engaged the Coalition’s website ( and facebook page. Recent polling suggest that over 60% of respondents oppose Proposal 1 in Michigan.


The ad can be viewed at: