Michigan gas tax

6:24 am
Fri June 13, 2014

State Legislature Breaks for Summer Without Deal on Road Funding

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Senate Majority Leader says he'll convene summer work group on roads
LANSING, MI -- A push to fund road and bridge repairs by modifying fuel taxes crashed and burned Thursday night in the Michigan Senate, where lawmakers rejected a modest proposal one day after avoiding a vote on a larger plan to generate more than $1 billion a year.
6:16 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Road Repair Package Stalls in State Senate

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Thursday is last day to reach agreement before Legislature's summer break begins
LANSING — An effort to sharply hike fuel taxes to fix crumbling roads and bridges went down to a stinging defeat in the Michigan Senate late Wednesday.
6:44 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Lawmakers Scramble to Reach Road Funding Deal Before Summer Break

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Stand off between House and Senate holding up a deal on funding infrastructure repair
LANSING - Today is crunch day for Michigan lawmakers in their attempt to strike a major funding deal to fix Michigan's deteriorating roads before going home for their summer break on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, who is pushing for a major hike in the fuel tax, says he probably won't even try to move legislation Thursday unless he is able to strike a deal today.
6:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

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Lawmakers are considering proposals to provide more money for road repairs
Lansing The idea of increasing taxes to fix Michigans crumbling roads is unpopular with a majority of state voters, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV (Local 4) poll. The statewide survey of 600 likely voters May 20-22 found 45.5 percent say the state already has enough money to spend on roads, and that the current pot of fuel taxes and vehicle fees needs to be better spent.
9:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

State Senate Leader Calls for Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

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Bill would set a new wholesale tax on regular and diesel fuel
LANSING - A Senate committee is expected to report out as many as five bills today as part of a beefed-up roads-funding package aimed at boosting a $450-million effort passed by the state House to one that could put another $1.2 billion or more annually toward fixing and maintaining Michigan's roads and bridges.