Lawmakers Adjourn Until September Without Road-Funding Deal"Unfortunately, our negotiations have been a bit derailed in other things that are not roads," House Speaker Kevin Cotter said.
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.
Michigan Senate Panel OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For RoadsThe full Senate could vote on the plan Wednesday.
Michigan Senate Considers 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For RoadsThe proposal would raise the 19-cent gas tax by a nickel each year over three years.
Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In MichiganThe 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.
Snyder On Mackinac: Best Road Funding Plan Would Combine Gas Tax, Registration FeesThe governor says the recent introduction of House bills to cut $135 million in economic development funds to improve roads is costing jobs and investment.
New Michigan Legislature's Early Agenda Depends On May VoteIf 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.
Tax Hike For Roads Requires Risky Statewide VoteIt'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.
Michigan Road Funding Talks Down To Final DayHouse Speaker Jase Bolger and Minority Leader Tim Greimel say they are "very close" to an agreement.
Michigan Road Funding Deal In Doubt With Deadline A Day AwayLeaders agree more than a billion dollars is needed to fix the roads. At issue is how much of a tax increase residents should pay.
Lawmakers Face Pivotal Point In Road Funding TalksIt's crunch time for Michigan lawmakers to reach a deal to address deteriorating roads and bridges.
House Approves Road Funding Bill, Using Money Which Would Go To Schools, Local GovernmentsThe Republican-led Senate recently voted to more than double Michigan's 19-cents-a-gallon gas tax to boost road funding.