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Michigan House puts tax hike for roads on ballot

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The Michigan House has voted in favor of putting a sales tax increase on the May statewide ballot as part of a road funding plan.

Boosting the 6 percent sales tax to 7 percent is the centerpiece of a plan to pump $1.3 billion more into roads and transportation infrastructure and at least $300 million more into schools. The required two-thirds of members in the Republican-controlled House backed the constitutional amendment early Friday morning.

It now goes to the GOP-led Senate in the waning hours of the two-year legislative session.

The House also OK'd a significant increase in the state's per-gallon gasoline tax that only will take effect if voters approve the sales tax hike and accompanying elimination of the sales tax that drivers pay at the pump.

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