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Snyder Suggests New Fees for Big Trucks

 
Snyder Suggests New Fees for Big Trucks
Posted May 30th, 2014 @ 4:19am by Michigan Radio Network

Governor Rick Snyder was talking about new funding for Michigan roads at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday and suggested that increased fees for overweight and oversized trucks could be in the offering.

The governor says it's not clear how much damage the large trucks do but  "I think the general public perceives that it is a real issue."

Snyder says he thinks there could be higher fees or higher fines for overweight and oversized trucks, but that moderated in such a fashion as to not impede commerce in the state.

The state House has already approved legislation to more than double permit fees for large loads, however the bill has not been incorporated into a Senate plan designed to eventually raise up to $1.5 billion a year for roads, primarily through gas taxes.

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