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Sen. MacDonald comments on Gov. Whitmer’s veto of gas tax relief

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, on Friday issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed House Bill 5570, which would have suspended the state’s 27.2 cents per gallon excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel from April 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2022.

“When it comes to providing tax relief, the governor once again has failed Michigan families struggling with sky-high prices on everything from food to fuel.

“Gov. Whitmer said she wanted relief for families and seniors, but then she vetoed a bipartisan plan to cut income taxes for everyone in Michigan, provide families with a $500 per child tax credit, and protect more income for our seniors. She asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax but has now vetoed a bill to do the same thing at the state level.

“I hope the governor and Senate Democrats will work with us to provide immediate gas price relief to Michigan drivers. People need this relief now and we have the surplus revenues available to provide it while still supporting critical services and fixing the roads.”