gasbuddy http://michiganradio.org en Michigan motorists are paying less at the pump this Labor Day weekend than last year http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-motorists-are-paying-less-pump-labor-day-weekend-last-year <p>AAA predicts that 1.2 million Michiganders will travel this Labor Day weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>More than 90 percent will be driving.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Gasoline prices took their usual pre-holiday weekend jump earlier this week in Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp; The statewide average is about $3.75.</p><p></p><p>But Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says that’s not too bad.</p><p></p><p>“Keep in mind last year…prices were north of four dollars a gallon,” says DeHaan, “So prices this year are about 30 cents per gallon than where they were last year at this time.”</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:51:39 +0000 Steve Carmody 14211 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan motorists are paying less at the pump this Labor Day weekend than last year OUCH! Michigan gasoline prices close to record high http://michiganradio.org/post/ouch-michigan-gasoline-prices-close-record-high <p>Motorists are within a few pennies of paying more for gasoline than ever before in Michigan.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After another 10-to-15 cent spike today, Michigan’s average price for gas stands at $4.21 a gallon. The all-time record is $4.26 set back on May </span>3<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 2011. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The higher pump prices are hurting everyone, including gas station owners.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:50:31 +0000 Steve Carmody 12906 at http://michiganradio.org OUCH! Michigan gasoline prices close to record high In this morning's news: Budget passed in Legislature, bill to protect DIA, gas prices in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-budget-passed-legislature-bill-protect-dia-gas-prices-michigan <p><strong>Budget awaits Governor Snyder's signature </strong></p><p>State lawmakers passed a budget that would increase funding to local governments and schools.</p><p>"Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville calls it the best budget he’s ever helped pass.&nbsp; But the budget does not include Snyder’s request to expand Medicaid or increase road funding by more than a billion dollars," Michigan Radio's Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Senate voting to protect DIA</strong></p><p>The Michigan Senate is expected to vote today on a measure to protect the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr has warned the Institute's assets could be at risk if the city goes bankrupt. If this bill passes, the same protections would apply to collections in other museums across Michigan.</p><p><strong>Michigan gas prices amongst highest in nation</strong></p><p>Gasoline prices in Michigan are the second highest in the United States right now. It could be several weeks before there's any relief at the pump.</p><p>"Analyst Patrick deHaan of GasBuddy dot com says there are fewer gasoline refineries in the Midwest than other parts of the country, and gasoline commodity traders are also driving up the prices," Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:53:36 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12885 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Budget passed in Legislature, bill to protect DIA, gas prices in Michigan