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Michigan Road Funding Talks Down To Final Day

LANSING (WWJ/AP) - Talks over raising taxes to repair deteriorating Michigan roads have come down to the last day of voting in the Legislature this year. 616 more words

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Who should pay

Who should pay.
Our roads in Michigan cost a billion or better to repair every year. So who should pay?

The fairest way to do it, even though no one likes to see the cost of gas increase is to raise the tax on gasoline. 121 more words

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Governor proposes $12 billion transportation plan fueled largely by new carbon fee (or is it a tax?)

Gov. Inslee launched the 2015 transportation finance debate yesterday, unveiling an ambitious plan and introducing a new “cap and trade” program. From the news releas… 713 more words

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Michigan Road Funding Deal In Doubt With Deadline A Day Away

LANSING (WWJ/AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders met Wednesday to negotiate a potential tax increase to improve Michigan’s roads, as chances rose that no deal will be struck before lawmakers adjourn for the year. 658 more words

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Poll: 56% Of New Jersey Residents Oppose Gas Tax Hike

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of New Jersey residents surveyed oppose raising the gasoline tax.

A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday finds 56 percent are against raising the 15-cent tax compared to 41 percent. 169 more words

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NEW JERSEY GAS TAX HIKE: SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION PERSISTS

Today we revisit the idea of an increase in the NJ Gas Tax. Short version, people still don’t want a higher gas tax. Slightly longer version – for the first time since 1980 we asked about perceptions of road conditions in the state. 2,042 more words

New Jersey Drivers Are Skeptical Of Raising Gas Tax

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Raising taxes to pay for road, bridge, and rail projects is the only way to solve a thorny transportation issue, some lawmakers say, and educating voters on why that’s necessary is a key part to finding a solution. 644 more words

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