Changes in the way Michigan pays for roads are part of a House budget plan.
A bill that passed along party lines would take money raised by the sales tax on gasoline and put it towards roads. Currently the 6-percent sales tax on gas goes mostly for k-thru-12 education and for revenue-sharing.
It’s about 850-million dollars.
Republicans say other parts of the budget would make up for money for schools.
Democrats voted against it.
Also in the bill passed by the House— a directive that M-DOT study the possible use of toll roads. The sponsor is Ann Bollin of Brighton.
Toll roads have been proposed before in Michigan.