Voters Have Next Move: Snyder Signs Measure To Boost Road Funding By $1.3 Billion

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a road-funding package whose fate rests with Michigan voters.

The Republican governor signed legislation Monday to restructure and ultimately raise per-gallon fuel taxes to boost transportation funding by $1.3 billion a year.

Other new laws would exempt fuel from the state’s 6 percent sales tax, make gasoline and diesel taxes the same, restore a tax credit for low-wage earners and no longer let vehicle registration fees drop in the three years after a new car is bought.

The measures won’t take effect unless voters on May 5 agree to raise the sales tax to 7 percent. If that measure is approved, funding for schools and local governments also will rise.

6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick will have more on today’s move on 6 News at 6

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