The state House briefly returns from its summer break this week to take up the debate over road funding. It will consider a state Senate plan that differs widely from the plan the House approved last month.
The state Senate has approved its $1.5 billion plan to boost road funding. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley cast two tie-breaking votes on bills to gradually raise Michigan’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.
"LANSING – It took a tie-breaking vote by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, but the Senate passed a 15-cent hike in the state's gas tax to help raise $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion a year to fix Michigan's roads." (Detroit Free Press)