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Senate Majority Leader pushing sales tax hike

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Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, addresses members of the media during a press conference with Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative colleagues announcing an agreement on spending targets for the FY 2012 state budget.  Photo courtesy of senate.michigan.gov.
Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, addresses members of the media during a press conference with Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative colleagues announcing an agreement on spending targets for the FY 2012 state budget. Photo courtesy of senate.michigan.gov.

LANSING (WKZO) -- State lawmakers have been tasked by Governor Snyder with coming up with 1.2-billion dollars to fix Michigan's roads, and the Majority Leader in the Senate says he feels he's got the right plan.

Snyder is calling for a 14-cent hike in gas taxes and a 60-percent increase in vehicle registration fees, but Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville doesn't think that can pass.  He is instead pushing to increase the state sales tax from six to eight-percent, but added nothing is being taken off the table.

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