After marathon session, Rep. Greimel analyzes road funding compromise

Dec 19, 2014

House Democratic leader Tim Greimel

Early this morning, Michigan’s 2014 legislative session concluded dramatically. The state legislature will be sending a proposal to Governor Rick Snyder for a one-cent increase in the Michigan sales tax. The additional revenue would generate about $1.2-billion a year for road and bridge repair. Michigan voters will decide whether to implement the measure, possibly next May.

But various concessions became a part of the proposal. The measure will include about $300-million for Michigan schools. It also would restore the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit.

Another involves stripping Michigan counties of the authority to issue gun permits. Yet another helps schools address cyber-bullying.

Current State talks with House Minority Leader Tim Greimel and Michigan Public Radio Network Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.