Snyder wants increase in gas tax and vehicle registration fees to pay for road improvements

7:20 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Snyder wants increase in gas tax and vehicle registration fees to pay for road improvements

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Snyder says proposal would mean people who use the roads will pay more to fix them.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to increase road funding by $1.2 billion a year, and he wants motorists who use those roads to foot the bill. The governor, who on Thursday unveiled his fiscal year 2014 executive budget recommendation, is calling for a new road funding model that would essentially double taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel while significantly increasing registration fees for passenger vehicles and heavy trucks.