Ever wonder where your Michigan tax dollars go?
MLive’s Jonathan Oosting has an article today that breaks it all out.
He notes that:
Michigan is one of eight states that levies a sales tax on fuel purchases, but it does not devote any of that revenue to road maintenance or repairs.
Here’s an overview of the breakout:
- School aid fund: Nearly 75 percent -- used to fund K-12 education.
- General fund: Roughly 15.9 percent -- finances most major departments of state government
- Local revenue sharing: Approximately 10 percent -- distributed to local government units through revenue sharing.
- Comprehensive transportation fund: Roughly 1 percent -- provides funding for various public transportation systems and freight programs around the state.
- Chris Zollars, Michigan Radio Newsroom