State lawmakers vote to allocate money to roads, bridges - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

State lawmakers vote to allocate money to roads, bridges

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LANSING (WJRT) - (05/07/14) - State lawmakers are taking steps to re-direct $370 million a year, in tax money, to fix deteriorating roads.

A House tax policy committee voted Wednesday to permanently allocate money, in Michigan's general fund, to roads and bridges.

Legislators want to use more money, generated from the gasoline tax, to fix roads without hurting funding for education and local government.

Michigan's gasoline tax is among the highest in the nation, but its spending on roads is among the lowest.

Another committee may vote Wednesday to raise the state tax on diesel fuel, and shift from a flat per-gallon tax to a tax based on the wholesale price.
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