The state Senate Republican leader has put the sales tax on the table as a possible way to fund road repairs.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders have re-started talks on how to pay for roads.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says he wants Michigan’s sales tax to be part of the discussions. Shirkey says that could be either expanding the list of what can be taxed. Or increasing the sales tax rate, which is currently six cents on the dollar.
Shirkey says the sales tax would be a steady source of revenue.