Lawmakers Start Over on Road Fix
Proposal 1, one of the most complicated and confusing questions ever placed on a Michigan ballot, was rejected Tuesday as many voters expressed anger at lawmakers and state government for failing to come up with a better solution to fix our Michigan roads.
Proposal 1 would have hiked the state sales tax to 7% from 6%, taken the sales tax off fuel sales, and hiked fuel taxes, raising close to $1.3 billion extra for roads.
When fully implemented, the plan would have also generated about $200 million a year more for schools; $116 million for transit and rail; sent $111 million more to local governments; and given a $260 million tax break to low and moderate income families through restoration of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.