The proposed 45-cent gas tax hike is dead.
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 24, 2019
LANSING – The proposed 45-cent gas tax hike from Governor Whitmer to pay for road repairs is dead in the Legislature. A Senate subcommittee removed it from the budget on Tuesday, with majority Republicans saying they want to reform the no-fault auto insurance system to bring down premiums first. Instead, they sped up spending the 600-million dollars from the General Fund for the roads that was part of a 2015 plan. That could be setting up a showdown with Whitmer, who says she won’t sign one without two-point-five billion dollars for road repairs.