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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder’s proposal to increase the state’s gas tax by 14 cents and a 60 percent hike in driver registration fees as a way to pay for repairs to Michigan’s roads and bridges is likely off the table, according to the Senate Majority Leader.
Senate Republican Randy Richardville says he doesn’t like the idea of registration fees being raised every year. The Senate Majority Leader said motorists who use comparatively less gasoline due to their fuel efficient vehicles are probably not paying their fair share so, he said, they might talk about registration fees for those kinds of cars.
Richardville also said he would like to keep the price at the pump close to where it is now. That means the legislature will have to look elsewhere to address the state’s road funding deficit.
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