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Possible road funding solution moving in Michigan legislature

Road Construction Image Copyright Midwest Communications, Inc. 2014
Road Construction Image Copyright Midwest Communications, Inc. 2014

LANSING, MI (WTVB) - Governor Snyder has endorsed the road funding package passed by the State House and is urging the Senate to act quickly to also enact it. Rich Studley at the State Chamber of Commerce tells WLNS TV-6 that this nasty winter and the potholes that followed has turned tax hikes for roads into a winner. Conservative and Tea Party groups are opposing it, saying the state should cut something else and fund the roads instead. Gilda Jacobs with League for Public Policy says that’s exactly what she is afraid they might do.

The House bill would slowly increase the gas tax by a penny each year, although there has been some criticism that it doesn’t increase it fast enough, and the Senate may accelerate that rate.   Committee hearings will be held today.

 

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