Lawmakers will wait to deal with gas tax hike to fix roads
Lawmakers are in no hurry to take action on sure-to-be controversial measures to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The package of bills, of which State Rep. Rick Olson, R-York Township, is a lead sponsor, includes a plan to raise the tax on gasoline and vehicle registration fees.
Lon Horwedel | AnnArbor.com
The bills include a plan to replace the 19-cent tax many motorists now pay at the pump with a 28.3-cent tax at the wholesale level, a 9.3-cent increase. The legislation proposes stabilizing that wholesale tax rate so it cannot rise or fall more than 1 percent per year.
Another bill would raise vehicle registration fees by about $60 per car or light truck on average.