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Snyder, GOP leaders report progress on road-funding deal

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders report progress as they work toward a road-funding deal to fix Michigan's deteriorating roads.

Half of the $1.2 billion would be raised from fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof says a few "wrinkles" remain after a Tuesday morning meeting with the governor and House Speaker Kevin Cotter. The Senate may vote on a plan in the afternoon.

Snyder reports "positive progress" and says an agreement could come "soon."

The Senate has resisted House-approved legislation because it includes a 40 percent increase in annual vehicle registration fees.

Democrats are no longer at the table after bipartisan talks broke down. They say income tax cuts included in the bills would hurt other budget priorities.

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