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Raising Sales Tax For Roads, Schools A Longshot

Raising the 6 percent sales tax can only be done if voters approve a constitutional amendment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

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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

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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

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GOP Pushes For 6% Tax For Online Sales

Michigan Republican lawmakers are working to make online retailers collect the same sales taxes as brick-and-mortar businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2013

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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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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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Bill Would Require Inmates To Pay Sales Tax

A bill in Lansing would force inmates to pay sales tax on prison purchases for the first time in more than 40 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

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Survey: More Shoppers Poised To Spend Online This Season

Twenty one percent of consumers say they plan on staying home and searching online for shopping deals on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/24/2011

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