Energy & Environment Issues
The Michigan House voted to approve legislation that would convert the cents-per-gallon excise tax on fuel to a less-transparent percentage of the wholesale price. In the Senate, the proposal was amended to more than DOUBLE the current excise tax. If approved, this proposal would have Michigan drivers paying the highest taxes on gas in the country, [...]
In his recent Op-Ed in Michigan Capitol Confidential, Kevon Martis points to a June 7th court decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that may transform Michigan's renewable energy mandate.
How Michigan proceeds with our energy market will have a significant impact on our state economy, families, and the state budget. The question is: Will Governor Snyder and lawmakers in Lansing decide to pursue a more market oriented approach or will they continue with the current restricted policy?