State Rep. John Kivela Criticizes House Road Funding Plan

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    109th Dist. State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette)
    109th Dist. State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette)

    Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela is criticizing a road funding plan approved by the State House this week.

    The Marquette Democrat called in to the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to voice his displeasure with the plan.

    Kivela says the $1.2 billion plan approved by majority Republicans is not a good one and is not a sustainable solution to the road problems in the state.

    The plan includes a 7.3 cent increase in the diesel tax, a 3.3 cent increase in the gas tax, raising vehicle registration fees about $40 per car and taking $600 million from the General Fund.

    Kivela says the plan is not fiscally responsible.

    It is now under consideration in the Michigan Senate.

    LISTEN IN – State Rep John Kivela on the latest House road funding plan.

    VISIT – Representative Kivela’s website.

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