June 30, 2015

Detroit Free Press: Senate Plan for Roads Includes 15-Cent Boost in Gas Tax

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LANSING – A 15-cent increase in the tax on gasoline, phased in over three years, would be the centerpiece of a funding plan the state Senate is expected to consider this week as legislators scramble to find a way to repair Michigan’s crater-marked roads and bring relief to drivers.

Gas taxes in six other states are to rise Wednesday, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, as legislators in Vermont, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Maryland, Georgia and Idaho, raised gas taxes to make up for dwindling federal funding for roads.

The Senate is to be in session Tuesday and Wednesday. The House is off until July 14.

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