Michigan road funding

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)


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)


Governor Rick Snyder has signed the new $54 billion dollar state budget. It has money for roads, schools, prisons, and healthcare.