State Senate Will Meet to Talk About Road Fixing Plan

The state senate will meet Tuesday to discuss a new plan to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges.

House Republicans passed the road funding plan last Wednesday.

It calls for an increased gas tax of about 3 cents per gallon and increased diesel fuel tax by about 7 cents per gallon by 2018.

Vehicle license and registration fees would also increase by 40 percent.

Plus, 600 million dollars from the state general fund would go to roads over the next 5 years.

The plan would also establish a homestead property tax credit, and an income tax reduction in 2022.

Majority Republicans will discuss the proposal behind closed doors for two hours before the session begins.