Although largely unnoticed, an energy revolution is already well underway. Solar and wind industries are expanding rapidly, creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy. We know our energy infrastructure must be updated to meet the challenges of the future. Technological advances and falling costs of installation have combined to provide a unique opportunity for Michigan to make smart investments in the energy systems of the future and bring promising careers to Michigan at the same time. We need a representative in Washington that understands this opportunity and will work to make it a reality.
Roads and Bridges:
We need to elect leaders with the courage to make serious investments in our infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers grades the national infrastructure at a D+. Right here in Michigan 21% of public roads are classified as being in poor condition (costing an estimated $540 per motorist each year) and 11% of our bridges are rated structurally deficient. Every year we delay the dangers from failing infrastructure rise, along with the cost we will be forced to pay in the future.