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Whitmer Visits Detroit To Sell Proposed Budget, Gas Tax Increase

WWJ News Radio

March 14, 2019

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer paid a visit to Detroit Thursday, part of a statewide tour attempting to sell her proposed budget, which includes a 45-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase.

“I’m going to need the help of everyone in this room to get this done,” Whitmer told the crowd at a working meeting with the Detroit Regional Chamber at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit.

Whitmer called the gas tax increase the linchpin of her budget. The increase would be phased in, in three 15-cent-per-gallon increments, starting in October, if the plan is approved.

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