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Governor Rick Snyder On Michigan Roads

Governor Rick Snyder

Voters will head to the polls on May 5th to vote for, or against, Proposal 1. That’s the legislative plan to raise the state sales tax from six-percent to seven-percent in order to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads. It’s estimated that the increase would raise more than one-billion dollars for roads annually. It would also raise about 200-million for school funding and 111-million dollars for local municipalities once its fully implemented. But that hinges on whether it’s approved by voters in just a  few weeks. Governor Rick Snyder joins Stephen to talk about the state’s roads and the Proposal.

 

You can read the ballot proposal below:

 

Proposal One Ballot Language (Courtesy of the Michigan Secretary of State)

Image credit: Michigan Municipal League / CC

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