Michigan Governor Signs Road-Spending Bills With Tax HikesThe legislation raises the 19-cents-a-gallon gasoline tax by 7.3 cents and vehicle registration fees by 20 percent in 2017.
Michigan Legislature OKs Roads Plan With Gas, Fee HikesThe proposal, which includes a 20 percent hike in vehicle registration fees and a 7.3-cent gasoline tax increase, drew nearly all its support from majority Republicans and was sent to GOP Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.
Michigan House OKs New Roads Plan With Gas Tax, Fee HikesThe largely party-line votes came about a week after talks broke down between Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders to resolve differences between earlier House- and Senate-passed legislation.
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.