Under pressure to mend roads and bridges, Michigan senators are considering whether to significantly increase gasoline taxes within five years and then allow annual increases to keep pace with construction costs.
Lawmakers will have $616 million less to spend when shaping Michigan's next budget, fiscal experts reported Thursday, news that appeared to officially end talk of Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed tax cut for homeowners and renters.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday put into place rules reining in Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events that regulators say have run amok and charities say are an important source of income.
Legislative economists estimated on Tuesday that the state will collect about $873 million less revenue in this budget year and the next than was projected in January, likely complicating lawmakers' work to finalize Michigan's next spending plan in the coming weeks.