Plan for a sales tax hike to repair Michigan's roads fails
A plan to ask voters to approve a 1% sales tax hike to help fix Michigan's roads has been defeated in the state Senate.
The proposal was expected to raise about $1.3 billion a year if approved by lawmakers and voters.
The resolution failed by a wide margin, 14-24. It would have needed 26 'yes' votes to pass.
The Senate is expected to take up a number of other road funding bills this afternoon. A plan to increase the state's gas tax to raise more than $1.4 billion a year is expected to come up for a vote later today.