Just how much more taxes people pay would vary and depend on family incomes, future fuel prices and consumer choices: what they buy, how much they drive, the type and age of their car.
Not all of the $1.2 billion-plus influx would go to roads and bridges immediately. Much of the new tax revenue would instead be used to pay down debt.
A new poll shows that Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in some trouble ahead of the May 5 primary.
An audit finds some bridges classified as being in critical condition aren’t being inspected as frequently or as thoroughly as they should be.
Voters will decide whether they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1.3 billion a year more for transportation infrastructure.
“The May 5 ballot proposal on roads is going to be the lens through which everything gets done in the first six months.”
“It’s time to fix the roads,” the governor says.
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.
Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?