Language Approved for Road Funding Ballot Proposal
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The wording of a road funding ballot proposal has been set by the Board of State Canvassers. The proposal will ask voters to increase sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. This is expected to increase funds for transportation infrastructure by $1.3 billion, according to the Associated Press.
The language was approved Thursday by the elections board.
The vote will take place May 5, 2015 in a special election to approve or deny the amendment to the Constitution of Michigan.
There is a 100 word summary for the ballot proposal. In this summary it says the sales tax would increase to 7 percent and that gasoline and diesel fuel tax will be eliminated. It later goes on to say that "the amendment would revise permissible use of the school aid fund and trigger laws that include increasing the gas tax and dedicating revenue to roads," said the Associated Press.