Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.
Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump.
Time is running out for lawmakers to get a deal done to fix the crumbling roads before their self-imposed summer break.
You can’t miss it along the pothole-ravaged Beresford Street.
Time’s running short if Michigan is going to raise a lot more money to improve bumpy roads — a long source of frustration for drivers.
Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?
A top Michigan senator says he’s looking to raise $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion a year more to maintain deteriorating roads and bridges.
The fuel tax could equate to over 42 cents a gallon in five years — more than double the existing tax.
“One of the ways we got in trouble with our transportation funding was, by having cents-per-gallon, we sort of went backwards.”
Millions of dollars from a petroleum tax have been diverted to plug holes in the state budget and pay interest on debt, Michigan’s auditor general said Friday.