Testimony Opens On Raising Revenue for MI Road, Bridges

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A state house committee in Lansing opened testimony yesterday on what will be an intensive effort at the State Capitol to revamp the way Michigan raises revenue for road and bridge maintenance.

House Republican Wayne Schmidt of downstate Traverse City, chair of the House Transportation Committee says that for the first couple of weeks they’ll look at various options, with the idea of finishing committee action by late May or early June.

Ideas being considered are an increase in registration fees, a transfer from a tax at the pump to a tax on wholesale gasoline, and even toll roads.

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