Michigan’s tax on gasoline rose from 19 cents per gallon to 26.3 cents per gallon on Jan. 1, 2017. This tax increase is expected to raise $236 million in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The money is going to fix roads. The number is expected to rise to $313 million in 2017-18, which will be the first full year the tax hike will be in effect. Analysts project the increased taxes will generate an extra $1.48 billion from 2016-17 to 2020-21.

A media outlet is reporting a special interest group’s Facebook memes claiming that the state is not setting aside money for infrastructure improvements.

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