State house leader says gas tax hike is a no-go

The Speaker of the Michigan House has reiterated his position that there will be no gas tax hike in the state. Northern Michigan Republican Lee Chatfield told reporters there
will be more investment in roads, but it won’t be from the 45-cents a gallon gas tax increase proposed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “There’s two things you can take to the bank… House Republicans will ensure there is additional investments in the roads, and it won’t be from a 45 cent gas tax,” said Chatfield. The speaker remains in talks with Democrats over road funding and auto insurance reform, and says those are his top two priorities for the legislative session.