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Mich. Gov. Snyder delivers State of State

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder wants to boost vehicle license fees and tax motor fuels at the wholesale level to raise billions of dollars for repairing Michigan's ailing roads and bridges.
    
Snyder made the quest for more transportation revenue the centerpiece of his annual State of the State address Wednesday. He is speaking to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature at the state Capitol.
    
The Republican governor has decided not to seek an increase in the per-gallon tax charged at the gas pump. Instead, he wants to swap that system for one where gasoline and diesel fuel are taxed at the wholesale level. That would enable tax collections to rise with inflation.
    
Snyder also wants to let local governments boost vehicle registration fees to raise money for local roads.

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