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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan Senate committee has approved a $1.4 billion road-funding plan that would raise the state gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon over three years.

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The legislation approved by Republicans along party lines would trim the income tax if Michigan’s general revenues rise above inflation in any given year.

The proposal also would redirect $700 million in general funds toward road and bridge infrastructure, though specific spending cuts would be left until later. Another bill would eliminate a tax credit for lower-wage earners.

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The full Senate could vote on the plan Wednesday, three weeks after the House passed a different proposal.

Voters in May resoundingly defeated a proposed sales tax hike that would have triggered more funding for roads, schools and municipalities.

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