Sales Tax Increase
Here are some questions, answers and everything else you need to know before Tuesday’s election.
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.
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.
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans saying the fact the proposal is not perfect should not be a reason to vote against it.
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.”
A proposed tax hike aimed at improving Michigan’s transportation infrastructure and schools is heading to voters.
The fate of the tax hike rests entirely with voters.