Waiting for action from lawmakers when they return next week is a GOP-led proposal to cut the state’s 27-cents-per-gallon gas tax as the price of fuel continues to soar.
Michigan gas prices rose 42 cents in one week, hitting the state’s highest peak in years. While Republicans and a handful of House Democrats voted Thursday to suspend Michigan’s gas tax, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer indicated Friday she would likely veto the proposal.
Earlier this week Whitmer joined a group of governors asking Congress to help address soaring gas prices by suspending a federal tax on fuel until the end of the year.
As election season inches closer, some Michigan Republicans are gunning for an endorsement from the former president. Candidates for governor, secretary of state and two U.S. House seats appeared on stage with Trump at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
Trump, who continues to falsely claim he won the 2020 election, said he’s planning to visit Michigan soon to campaign on behalf of candidates he’s endorsed running in 2022.