The Michigan Board of State Canvassers Thursday approved language for the May 5th ballot proposal to raise the state sales tax.
The language makes clear that the proposal increases the sales tax from 6% to 7%, replaces the sales tax on gas with a tax on the wholesale price and that the gas tax would adjust for inflation.
Roger Martin of Martin Waymire, the public relations firm handling the campaign in support of the proposal, says with this language voters will know that the sales tax will go to road improvements.
Opponents of the proposal language wanted it to reflect that, if approved, it would increase school funding. The Canvassers added two words to help clarify the point.