The Mackinac Center for Public Policy suggests a hike in the sales tax in Michigan to fund road repairs is not necessary, given the number of areas the center has identified as government waste in the state.

Michael LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center, tells The Richard Piet Show on WBCK lawmakers have asked for their budget cutting ideas, but those haven't been implemented.

LaFaive even says a list of suggested cuts totaling $2.1 billion - given to Senator Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) at his request - has prompted no action. LaFaive points out the amount is close to that which Governor Snyder's tax hike proposal seeks to raise.

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