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Wozniak supports suspension of gas, diesel taxes

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Doug Wozniak on Tuesday voted to send to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer a plan to suspend Michigan’s tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that would provide  financial relief to Michigan drivers.

“Suspending the state’s gas and diesel taxes is the right thing to do at a time when so many Macomb County families are confronted with increasingly unaffordable prices at the pump and historically high inflation,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “This plan, paired with the recent approval of our plan to lower the income tax, are bold steps to reduce the surmounting financial burdens Michigan families are being forced to shoulder.”

The plan would suspend the state’s gas and diesel taxes between April 1 and Sept. 30, saving drivers an estimated $750 million.

Wozniak said that he anticipates supporting an effort to utilize current state surplus funds to replace the road funding dollars normally generated by the gas and diesel tax.

House Bill 5570 now goes to the governor’s desk for consideration.