Will Proposal 1 fix roads? Only the voters know

Capital News Service
LANSING — By now you’ve seen the ads on TV, heard them on the radio or read the op-eds in your local paper: Proposal 1 is either a devastating tax increase on all hardworking Michiganders or a crucial investment in our crumbling infrastructure. So what exactly does Proposal 1 do? One of the common criticisms of the Proposal is that it’s too complicated. It does more than just fix roads. Here’s what the proposal would do if approved by voters, according to the Senate Fiscal Agency, a nonpartisan government agency that provides analysis of legislation:

— Change the 19-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax to a 14.9 percent tax per gallon of gasoline.