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Ballot Measure To Hike Taxes For Road Work: Everything You Need To Know About Prop 1

Here are some questions, answers and everything else you need to know before Tuesday’s election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2015

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

May Election Tests Pothole Angst Vs. Will To Raise Taxes

More than half of Michigan’s major roads will be in poor condition within a decade if nothing’s done, up from 38 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2006.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2015

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Households Would Pay $474 More In Taxes Under Road Proposal

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2015

Potholes along I-75 in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Most Of $1.2B In New Funds Would Go To County, City Roads

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2015

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Michigan Road Proposal In Trouble? Poll Shows Majority Of Voters Against Sales Tax Hike

A new poll shows that Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in some trouble ahead of the May 5 primary.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2015

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Snyder In Dearborn Rounding Up Supporters For Proposal To Increase Sales Tax

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans saying the fact the proposal is not perfect should not be a reason to vote against it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2015

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Tax Bump For Road Repairs: Prop 1 Ballot Language Approved

Voters will decide whether they want to increase the state sales tax and raise $1.3 billion a year more for transportation infrastructure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2015

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New Michigan Legislature’s Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

“The May 5 ballot proposal on roads is going to be the lens through which everything gets done in the first six months.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2015

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Michigan Residents To Vote On Sales Tax Increase In May

A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan’s transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2014

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A Look At Michigan’s Road Funding Plan

The fate of the tax hike rests entirely with voters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2014

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