Snyder makes final push for tax increase

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder and other Proposal 1 supporters are wrapping up a road tour urging voters to approve a tax increase that would generate $1.2 billion a year more for roads.

The Republican governor is making stops Monday in Lansing, Howell and Detroit. The vote is Tuesday.

Previous stops on the multicity bus tour have included Macomb County, Cadillac, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Snyder says that no one likes tax increases, but this one is needed to ensure safer roads.

Critics say it would give money to special interests. Passage of the measure would allocate nearly $300 million to schools and $90 million to local governments.

If the constitutional amendment passes May 5, Michigan's 6 percent sales tax would increase to 7 percent.

Published: Tue, May 05, 2015

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