Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan Supports a Pause on the Gas Sales Tax | Latest Update!

 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Consumers in Michigan do not appear to be getting any relief from rising gas costs. The state’s 27-cent-per-gallon gas tax was repealed by the Republican-led legislature, but only for a few months. In the state, the average price of a gallon of normal is $4.19. The savings would be $4.05. if you have a 15-gallon tank.

In a show of bipartisan unity, Maryland accomplished just that on Friday (March 19) by abolishing its 37-cent-per-gallon gas tax for 30 days. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has stated that she will not sign legislation repealing Michigan’s gas tax. Instead, she recommended a temporary removal of the gas sales tax late Friday.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan Supports a Pause on the Gas Sales Tax | Latest Update!

Using the same criterion, the calculation comes out to a $3.77 save. That proposal has been raised in the legislature before and received a lukewarm response from the GOP leadership. Any bit of respite would be nice, as many drivers are aware if they are paying more than $60 for a fill-up.

“Every dime, every penny matters,” Lavon Green said, “particularly when you have to fill up your car and going from $30 something to $60 to fill up is outrageous.”

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