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Feedback at 5:00: Would You Pay More Sales Tax To Have Better Roads?

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Thursday's Feedback at 5:00:

Sometimes on Michigan roads, those big bumps are unavoidable and you may cringe when you hit a pothole.

Governor Snyder and other lawmakers are working on a plan to boost spending on road maintenance with a potential sales tax increase.

Talks on ways to boost transportation spending hit a standstill months ago.

But it's not likely lawmakers will act in time to put it on the November ballot.

Raising the 6% sales tax to a possible 7 or 8% requires two-thirds of lawmakers to vote yes and then a vote of the people.

Would you support an increased sales tax to help maintain our roadways or do you think there is a better option – and if so, what is it?

It's tonight's Feedback at Five.

 

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