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No Plan to Help State Roads

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for the summer Thursday without action on a plan to raise more than $1 billion to fund repairs to the state’s roads and bridges. After several failed attempts to approve a plan that would replace the state’s 19-cent per gallon gasoline and 15-cent diesel taxes with a tax on the wholesale price of gas, the upper-chamber decided to pack it up and head home. The Senate had also attempted to approve a plan Wednesday that would ask voters to increase that state’s sale tax to generate $1.3 billion more annually for roads, however, that measure also failed. The Senate is scheduled to meet a few times over the summer and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says they will continue to work on a plan to repair the state’s roads and hope to come up with a solution in late summer or early fall.

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