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What Michigan gas tax hike could cost at pump

Nov 28, 2014

LANSING  (AP) - A typical Michigan driver would initially pay roughly $4.60 more a month in state gasoline taxes under a gradual tax increase proposed to boost funding for road repairs.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

  In 2018, a driver buying 60 gallons of gas a month could pay $14.70 per month more than today. That's an extra $177 a year, more than double the $137 in per-gallon state fuel taxes he or she currently pays annually.

  The numbers calculated by The Associated Press are inexact because legislation approved by the Republican-led Senate would replace Michigan's flat 19-cents-a-gallon gasoline with a tax on the average wholesale price of gas, which fluctuates.

  House Speaker Jase Bolger says the Senate plan faces an "uphill climb" when lawmakers resume their lame-duck session.