Rep. Ryan Berman today voted in favor of a House plan to suspend the state’s tax on gasoline and diesel fuels, providing immediate financial relief to Michigan drivers.
“While residents in our town are paying more than $4 per gallon for petrol, the national average has reached an all-time high,” said Berman, of Commerce Township. “Worse yet, these costs continue to rise.”
The House passed a gas tax moratorium in Michigan today, as well as a resolution in support of Line 5. The suspension will be in effect for six months, starting on April 1 and ending on September 30. The gas tax freeze would eliminate Michigan’s 27-cent-per-gallon fuel tax.
In addition, the state House recently authorized a tax relief proposal for Michiganders across the state to help alleviate some of the burden caused by inflation. The plan would reduce the income tax rate to 3.9 percent, provide further tax relief to the elderly, and pay down local pension debt.
“The governor intends to veto our initiative, depriving all Michiganders of desperately needed assistance,” Berman added. “Her positions on this and line 5 have harmed Michiganders as energy prices rise.”
The measure will now be considered further by the Senate.