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Audit Questions Use Of Michigan Petroleum Tax

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

A deep pothole swallows tires of cars on the Northwestern Highway service drive at Red River. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Mich. Road Funding Talks Still At Standstill

High-level talks over fixing Michigan’s deteriorating roads are at a standstill in the Capitol, with Republican and Democratic leaders still unable to agree much on how to even start.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2013

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Mich. Road Debate Light On How Money Divvied Up

Gov. Snyder is having a tough time persuading the GOP-led Legislature to swallow an increase in the state gasoline tax from 19 cents to 33 cents a gallon and a hike in car license plate fees by 60 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2013

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GOP Leader: Odds Low For Road Funding Deal Soon

A multi-pronged plan to raise more money for road and bridge repairs by asking Michigan voters to increase the retail sales tax doesn’t appear headed for a vote — at least for now.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2013

Will Road Repair Override Michigan Public School Funding?

The only issue with this new proposal is the money was to go towards public school funding so now Gov. Snyder needs to come up with a way around cutting into that money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2013

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Shift In Debate About How To Raise Roads Revenue

The leader of the state Senate has tabled a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees as a way to raise money to fix the roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

Snyder Budget Plan Calls For Higher Gas Tax, Education Bump

Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a $50.9 billion budget that he says is responsible and focused on the future.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2013

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Michigan Road Bills Would Raise Gas Tax, Vehicle Fee

Under a six-measure package introduced by Republicans on Wednesday, the gasoline tax would nearly double and registration fees for cars and pickup trucks would rise 80 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Michigan’s Heavy Trucks Blamed For Ailing Roads

Critics of Gov. Snyder’s call for more money to fix Michigan’s ailing roads and bridges are pointing to the state’s highway weight limit as the problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2013

Would You Vote To Raise Mich. Sales Tax If State Axes Gas Tax?

Lawmakers in Lansing are tossing around the idea of eliminating the gas tax in Michigan in favor of raising the state’s sales tax.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

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