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Michigan Motorists Taxed More; Media and Special Interests Say ‘Not Enough’

Since the first of the year, Michigan motorists have been paying 11.3 cents more per gallon of diesel fuel. This was part of a tax increase enacted by the Legislature to increase the amount spent on transportation infrastructure, specifically road repairs. That increase in the cost of diesel fuel is projected to generate $447 million from 2016-17 through 2020-21.

Some media outlets are reporting assertions from special interest groups that this state is failing to set aside any money for infrastructure improvements.

Editor's note: A line about the willingness of voters on the tax increase was removed.