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Debate over sales tax hike moves into final month

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

A month from today, Michigan voters will decide a proposed increase in the state sales tax.

Polls suggest voters will reject the one-penny sales tax hike to pay for repairing Michigan roads. Money would also go to schools and local governments.

Opponents of the sales tax hike plan to step up their “vote no” campaign.

“We don’t want to rest on our laurels,” said Randall Thompson, executive director of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals.“We don’t want people to get complacent and think this thing’s going to go down anyway.”

Thompson says sales tax hike opponents are planning a major rally on April 15 at the state Capitol.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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