Sales Tax

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

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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Poll: Only 29 Percent Support Road Funding Proposal, Once They Know The Details

A new poll out Friday shows Michigan’s road funding and sales tax proposal is in trouble.

03/27/2015

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How Gov. Snyder, Lawmakers Are Filling Michigan’s $412 Million Budget Hole

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday plans to sign mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan’s projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2015

This is what one Michigan road looks like after the recent freeze, thaw cycle. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

1st Ad Backing Tax Hike Says Michigan Roads Are ‘Dangerous’ [VIDEO]

It features a mid-Michigan mother who says her family is on the road a lot for kids’ basketball and soccer, and she worries about concrete falling from bridges.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2015

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Snyder Defends Proposed Sales Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Education

The plan has been criticized because not all of the money raised would be dedicated to road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2015

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Draft Released Of Wording For May Road Funding Proposal

Michigan’s elections director has released proposed wording of a road funding ballot proposal asking voters if they want to increase the state sales tax.

CBS Detroit–02/20/2015

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Michigan To Force Amazon, Other Online Stores To Collect Sales Tax

Get ready to pay taxes on things you buy online.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2015

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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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