Governor And Republican Lawmakers Remain At Odds Over Roads
August 29, 2019 11:20PM EDT
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and G-O-P lawmakers remain at odds over how to provide the estimated $2.5 billion needed to fix Michigan’s roads.
State Representative Rodney Wakeman says he remains dead set against the Governor’s proposed 45 cents per gallon fuel tax increase. The Saginaw Township Republican believes the overwhelming majority of residents want nothing to do with hiking fuel taxes by such a large amount.
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Democrat Christine Greig believes the Governor’s plan is dead and that ideas like raising corporate income taxes or taxing heavy trucks should now be considered.