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Road Funding Talks Hit Roadblock at State Capitol

File photo of road construction by WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Talks over raising taxes to fix roads have hit yet another roadblock at the state Capitol. 

Gov. Rick Snyder and state Legislative leaders say negotiations are at an impasse. Republicans blame Democratic leaders for opposing a plan to roll back the state’s income tax rate as part of the deal. State Senate Majority Leader ArlanMeekhof (R-West Olive) says he hopes talks can resume soon.

“It’s a failure for the citizens that we haven’t got it done,” said Meekhof. “But the Senate has sent over a very good plan, the House hasn’t sent anything back.”

The state Senate approved a plan earlier this year that would raise the gas tax. It would also cut the income tax rate when the state sees budget surpluses.

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