Month: December 2014

Michigan’s Road Funding Agreement – The Breakdown

The road funding package agreed to and passed by the House and Senate late last night during the final day of the legislature’s lame duck session is essentially a three-step process. Step One – Legislature Approves Ballot Proposal Raise rates on sales & use…

Michigan’s Competing Road Funding Proposals

Michigan Senate Plan Michigan Senate road funding proposal (HB 5477) would: Replaces Michigan’s 19 cent per gallon retail tax on motor fuel and 15 cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel with a wholesale tax on motor fuel. The new wholesale tax would be…

Alliance Helps Stop Truck Weight Reductions Bill

Yesterday, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance took action to help halt a proposal that could have been devastating to certain industries that transport goods and services in northern Michigan. Senate Bill 1150 (Sen. Steven Bieda, D-Warren) – which would have required the reduction of…

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