gas tax

6:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

State House Approves Bolger's Road Funding Plan

Critics say plan would harm schools and local governments
LANSING — The state House late Thursday narrowly approved House Speaker Jase Bolger's plan to remove the sales tax on fuel while hiking the gasoline tax, a move Bolger says will raise an extra $1.2 billion a year for roads without increasing taxes.
7:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Bill Lowering Truck Weight Limits Rejected by Senate

Legislation was part of debate on roads
Lansing - The state Senate on Tuesday rejected cutting in half Michigan's highest-in-the-nation weight limits for heavy commercial trucks. Sen. Steve Bieda, D-Warren, had proposed lowering the 164,000-pound limit for an 11-axle truck to 80,000 pounds spread across five axles.
6:24 am
Fri November 14, 2014

State Senate Approves Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Roads

Other bills would increase fines for overweight trucks
LANSING, MI - The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved a long-term road funding plan designed to raise more than $1 billion a year in new revenue. The upper chamber, in a 23-14 vote, jumpstarted fuel tax legislation that had stalled in June, sending the measure to the House for further consideration.
6:24 am
Thu November 13, 2014

State Senate Could Vote on Road Funding Proposal Thursday

Plan proposed in June would have replaced flat fuel taxes with wholesale version and gradually increased rates over time
The Michigan Senate is revisiting a long-term road funding package that stalled in June with hopes of jump starting talks this week. While details remain unclear, the framework remains in place for a plan that would have generated more than $1 billion a year in new revenue for roads.
8:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Schauer Opposes Raising Taxes for Roads

Democratic candidate for governor favors higher fees for heavy commercial trucks
Lansing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Tuesday he opposes any increase in the states fuel taxes to fund road increases, drawing a distinction with Gov. Rick Snyders three-year-long push for raising the tax on gas and diesel.