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Lukewarm Reception for Snyder's Gas Tax Proposal

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LANSING (WKZO) -- Governor Snyder appears to have come up with a plan to fix the roads that both Democrats and fellow Republicans dislike.  

His proposal to raise the money by swapping the 19-cent per gallon flat tax, with a fee on the wholesale price of gas would increase revenues when gas prices rise, but decrease them when they fall.    

Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville), who sits on the House Fuel Subcommittee, said it sounds like a tax increase to him - which Republicans don't want.

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) said the same thing was proposed by Jennifer Granholm and it didn’t fly then either. 

The Governor’s statement to the legislature on infrastructure also proposed allowing voters to approve local registration fee hikes, and sets a goal to make high speed Internet available statewide, but there is no specific legislation attached to any of the ideas, just the offer to talk about it.

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