Michigan Gov. Whitmer backs pause on gasoline sales tax

‘Every dime, every penny matters’

Michigan consumers do not appear to be heading toward any kind of relief from higher gas prices. The Republican-led legislature voted to repeal the state's 27 cents a gallon tax, not indefinitely but for several months. The average price of a gallon of regular in the state is $4.19 a gallon. If you have a 15-gallon tank, the savings would be $4.05.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.Michigan consumers do not appear to be heading toward much relief from higher gas prices.

The state’s Republican-led Legislature voted to temporarily repeal Michigan’s 27 cents-per-gallon tax for several months.

As of Friday, the average price of one gallon of regular gas in Michigan is $4.19. If you have a 15-gallon tank, the savings would be $4.05.

Read: Breaking down how much money you’d save if sales tax on gas was paused

On Friday, the state of Maryland repealed its 37 cents-per-gallon gasoline tax for 30 days in a show of bipartisan unity. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will not sign a repeal of Michigan’s gas tax. Instead, late Friday, she proposed a temporary repeal of the sales tax on gas.

Repealing the sales tax on gas would amount to $3.77 in savings, assuming the same criteria. That idea was floated in the Legislature earlier and got a tepid reception from the GOP leadership.

But for most drivers who are currently paying around $60 to full up their gas tank in Michigan, any amount of relief would be welcome.

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