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Governor backing away from road funding plan
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Governor Rick Snyder is backing away from his call to raise an extra $1.2 billion for road and bridge maintenance.
The republican governor suggests that a permanent transportation funding he proposed earlier may be out of reach in the legislature.
But he does think some of the pieces of that package are salvageable.
Snyder suggests replacing Michigan's cents-per-gallon gasoline tax with a percentage levy at the wholesale levy.
Road funding is at its lowest level in 30-years when adjusted for inflation.
People are driving less with more fuel efficient cars while the 19-cents per gallon gas tax stays flat.