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Michigan Lawmakers OK Deal to Increase Sales Tax to Pay for Roads

Voters in Michigan will be asked in May to approve increasing the sales tax in order to fix the state's deteriorating roads and bridges.

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Gov. Snyder Speaks with WFNT about Roads, Flint Schools and More [Audio]

Ahead of his visit to Flint on Monday morning, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder spoke with WFNT 1470 about a long-term funding solution for Michigan roads, religious freedom, finance problems at Flint Schools and plans for his second term

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Michigan Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase to Help Fix Roads

The Michigan Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would increase gas taxes over the next four years to raise more than $1 billion annually to fix the state's deteriorating roads and bridges.

According to the De

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns for Summer without Road Fix Deal

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on Thursday without a deal to fund fixing the state's deteriorating roads. According to WNEM, talks broke down over a proposed gradual increase to the state's gasoline tax. The plan would have allowed the 19-cents-a-gallon tax rise each year by the annual change in highway construction costs.

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State Senate Rejects Gasoline Tax Increase to Fix Roads

A proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax as a way to improve Michigan's roads and bridges has stalled in the Senate.

According to NBC 25, senators broke early this morning (6/12) after a marathon session without passing a measure that would more than double the 19 cents a gallon tax within five years. The Senate also couldn't come to an agreement to switch from a flat per-gallon t

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Lt. Governor Calley Signs Supplemental Budget

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed a $330 million supplemental budget on Friday that will help fix winter road damage, fund vital mental health services and support the Office for New Americans

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Watch Governor Snyder’s State of the State Address Here!

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his fourth State of the State address at 7 p.m. tonight. Some of the topics expected to be discussed in the speech include: additional funding for improving Michigan roads, reforming no-fault auto insurance, improving mental health services and expanding the Educational Achievement Authority for low-performing school districts

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Early Snow Causes Havoc

Well winter showed it's ugly face in Mid-Michigan and the drivers along the roadways were having trouble with the first Michigan snow.

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