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Whitmer Proposes $2.5 Billion Gas Tax Hike, Budgets Just $1.9 Billion More For Roads

Governor would divert other revenue away from road repairs

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase would collect $2.5 billion more each year from Michigan motorists. But the transportation budget she has proposed would increase spending on road repairs by just $1.9 billion, according to the House Fiscal Agency.


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