GOP Lawmakers Poised To Release Road Plan

Republican leaders in Lansing could unveil this week their plans for funding road repairs in the state.

They have been playing it close to the vest in trying to come up with an alternative to Governor Whitmer’s proposal to raise fuel taxes by 45-cents a gallon.

A number of options have been discussed.

One reportedly discussed was the possibility of expanding Michigan’s 6-percent sales tax by applying it to transportation services.

It is, however, unclear, where it would make it into a final GOP proposal.

The deadline for completing a new state budget is October 1st.

The Governor has blasted state Republicans for a lack of action.

She wants the new budget to include major new money for, as she has said, “fixing the damn roads.”

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