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Michigan Senate OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads [Podcast]

It was a close one, with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley serving as a tie-breaker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2015

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Michigan Senate Panel OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads

The full Senate could vote on the plan Wednesday.

06/30/2015

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Michigan Senate Considers 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads

The proposal would raise the 19-cent gas tax by a nickel each year over three years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2015

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Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In Michigan

The motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don’t pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2015

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Snyder On Mackinac: Best Road Funding Plan Would Combine Gas Tax, Registration Fees

The governor says the recent introduction of House bills to cut $135 million in economic development funds to improve roads is costing jobs and investment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2015

Michigan State Capital Building (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

New Michigan Legislature’s Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

If voters in May approve a sales tax increase as part of a broader plan to help better fund roads, the GOP could decide there’s enough budget cushion to push an income tax cut.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2015

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Tax Hike For Roads Requires Risky Statewide Vote

It’s a risky plan, especially if conservative interests spend heavily to urge its defeat and too many business groups that preferred a lawmaker-approved net gasoline tax hike decide to sit on the sidelines.

CBS Detroit–12/20/2014

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Michigan Road Funding Talks Down To Final Day

House Speaker Jase Bolger and Minority Leader Tim Greimel say they are “very close” to an agreement.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2014

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Michigan Road Funding Deal In Doubt With Deadline A Day Away

Leaders agree more than a billion dollars is needed to fix the roads. At issue is how much of a tax increase residents should pay.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2014

Potholes cover Midland Steet in Highland Park (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 50)

Lawmakers Face Pivotal Point In Road Funding Talks

It’s crunch time for Michigan lawmakers to reach a deal to address deteriorating roads and bridges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2014

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