Michigan gas tax

9:21 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Fuel Industry Opposes Higher Gas Taxes for Roads

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Polls have shown support for raising revenue
The Michigan Senate is poised to consider if it's time to spend significantly more maintaining deteriorating roads. A Senate panel on Tuesday will hold a hearing on a House-approved plan to pump $450 million into Michigan's $2.6 billion budget for road projects.
7:29 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan lawmakers consider tying fuel taxes to wholesale price of gas, diesel

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Governor Snyder has called for $1.2-billion to improve Michigan's roads and bridges
Lansing - The state Treasury Department could adjust the gas tax rate based on the average price of wholesale gasoline under legislation seeking to raise $1.5 billion more annually for road improvements.
6:30 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Lieutenant Governor says road funding is Snyder's hardest task

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Calley tells audience in Holland that $1.2-billion is needed for roads. He says lawmakers should offer alternatives if they don't like Snyder's plan
During the past 10 years, the state has made aggressive attempts to rehabilitate roads, Calley said. However 17.2 percent of the state trunkline roads (those designated with an 'M' or an 'I') were rated as poor or very poor, while 33.6 percent were rated as excellent or good and 49.2 percent as fair, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
9:45 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Poll finds most Michigan voters agree more road funding needed

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Majority of those who say more should be spent on roads say they would be willing to pay more in fees and taxes.
LANSING, MI -- Most Michigan voters believe the state should invest more money in roads, and many of those individuals are willing to pay more in taxes and fees to get the job done, according to the results of a new statewide poll.
6:33 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Sales tax on services seen as one possible way to pay for road repairs

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Lawmakers are looking for alternative to Governor Snyder's proposal to increase gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.
Lansing - Some state lawmakers are flirting with the idea of levying a sales tax on services to help pay for road repairs as business leaders are pressuring the Legislature to approve large increases in gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.