Senate Road Funding Plan Approved With Tie-Breaking Vote
The state Senate has pushed forward a $1.5 billion plan to fund Michigan's roads. The Senate passed plan would increase the gas tax by 15-cents over three years, redirect $700 million General Fund money to roads, and rollback the income tax based on growth in the state's economy. Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, who cast deciding votes on the plan's fuel tax bills, says it's a positive step forward to getting our roads fixed. But Senate Minority Leader, Democrat Jim Ananich, says it's not the right solution. He says the plan puts paying for roads on the backs of hard working families. The upper-chamber did not vote on a bill that would have eliminated the earned income tax credit for the working poor.
-Michigan Radio Network