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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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House Approves Road Funding Bill, Using Money Which Would Go To Schools, Local Governments

The Republican-led Senate recently voted to more than double Michigan’s 19-cents-a-gallon gas tax to boost road funding.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2014

FILE PHOTO. This is what one Michigan road looks like after the recent freeze/thaw cycle. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Pushing For Gas Tax Hike, Snyder Releases Video Exhibiting State’s Crumbling Roads

“It’s time to fix the roads,” the governor says.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2014

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

Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2014

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What Michigan Gas Tax Hike Could Cost At Pump

A typical Michigan driver would initially pay roughly $4.60 more a month in state gasoline taxes under a gradual tax increase proposed to boost funding for road repairs.

CBS Detroit–11/28/2014

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Michigan Senate Votes To Double Gas Tax To Pay For Road Repairs

The Michigan Senate has voted to double the state gasoline tax over four years to raise at least $1 billion to fix roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2014

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