Michigan lawmakers Nov. 3 approved increases to the state’s motor fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees as part of a $1.2 billion plan to fund the state’s transportation infrastructure. The compromise, consisting of seven bills that were long debated between the House and the Senate, now goes to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who has indicated he will sign it.
Read details of the plan on ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center blog.
Michigan lawmakers have been debating how to solve the state’s dire transportation funding shortfall for several years. In 2014, the legislature approved a $1.2 billion transportation funding package, but voters rejected the measure in May 2015. Also Nov. 3, voters in seven of 11 Michigan municipal elections approved ballot measures for transportation funding, mirroring referendum results in seven other states.