Michigan Senate Considers Raising Gas Tax to Improve Roads

The Michigan Senate is considering whether to raise state gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon to help improve roads.

Majority Republicans will meet Tuesday to potentially finalize legislation to spend at least a billion dollars a year more on transportation infrastructure.

GOP leaders also are expected to ask to redirect general funds towards roads.

They would possibly cut Michigan’s income tax if future revenues are healthy.

A Senate committee could approve the bills Tuesday.