Michigan considers transportation bills to raise $1.8B

05/15/2009 | Crain's Detroit Business (free registration)

Michigan lawmakers are drafting legislation to raise $1.8 billion for the state's roads and bridges. The 13-bill package includes a provision to change Michigan's 19-cent gas tax to a percentage tax on the wholesale price of gas. The legislation would also increase truck and vehicle registration fees and allow Michigan to engage in public-private partnerships to fund transportation projects.

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