Michigan road funding

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in the state Legislature are criticizing Republican plans to boost road funding. That’s as the House gets set to take up the debate next week. 

Michigan Public Radio Network

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)

MPRN

The state Senate could vote as soon as Wednesday on a road funding proposal that includes a possible income tax rollback. 

"LANSING – A 15-cent increase in the tax on gasoline, phased in over three years, would be the centerpiece of a funding plan the state Senate is expected to consider this week as legislators scramble to find a way to repair Michigan's crater-marked roads and bring relief to drivers." (Detroit Free Press)

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