How to fund road repair: Will legislators vote?


LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s coming down to the final days of legislative session in Lansing, and lawmakers have to finish up the state budget and some of them would like to find a way to pay for better roads.

Three very well-placed office holders told 24 Hour News 8 Political Reporter Rick Albin that movement could come on the legislation Wednesday, indicating that the proposal to raise the gas tax from 10 cents to 30 or more cents at the wholesale level or an increasing the state sales tax to 7 percent could move forward.

In the Michigan House of Representatives, several lawmakers said they haven’t seen the plan yet.

There are many more questions than answers regarding the legislation, and passage in the Michigan Senate is not guaranteed.

Some senators grumbled that they haven’t seen the written plan either and were all meeting Tuesday, possibly to get more information.

24 Hour News 8 will continue to monitor movement on this legislation. Check back with woodtv.com for updates.

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