Fixing roads may mean higher state sales tax

6:58 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Fixing roads may mean higher state sales tax

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Majority Republicans in the legislature had earlier rejected Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to raise gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees.
LANSING - Legislative leaders are getting closer to a deal that would raise $1.2 billion a year needed to fix Michigan's crumbling roads - but it could mean a hike in the state's 6% sales tax. Voters could be asked, probably next year, to support a sales tax increase.