By Jonathan Oosting | LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder dropped by the MLive hub in downtown Lansing on Monday to discuss Proposal 1 in depth.
The May 5 ballot question will ask voters to increase the state sales tax from six percent to seven percent but exempt fuel.
Michigan residents will vote on a constitutional amendment on May 5th to increase revenue for roads and stabilize funding for schools and local governments.
The proposal will increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. If the proposal passes, bills that passed the legislature late last year will go into effect providing increased revenue for roads.
Within three years, $1.2 billion in new revenue will be available for roads allowing road agencies to make positive steps toward improving our roads and bridges.