Secretary of State Ruth Johnson opposes raising vehicle rates to pay for roads

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Thu February 14, 2013

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson opposes raising vehicle rates to pay for roads

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Johnson says roads are in rough shape, but many families could not afford higher registration rates.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Michigan's crumbling roads need attention, but money for those repairs shouldn't come from increasing vehicle registration fees, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says. Johnson, a Republican whose office is charged with collecting such fees, said she has tremendous respect for Gov. Rick Snyder.