Gov. Snyder uses State of the State speech to call for passage of sales tax hike in May

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LANSING, Michigan — Gov. Rick Snyder has used his State of the State address to appeal to voters to approve an increase in Michigan's sales tax as part of a plan to boost spending on "rotten" roads and bridges.

The Republican governor said Tuesday night that the public's safety is at risk as drivers swerve to avoid potholes.

A broad plan to spend $1.3 billion a year more to mend transportation infrastructure depends on voters approving a boost in the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent in May.

Snyder says Michigan residents spend $132 a year more on vehicle repairs than Indiana residents because of poor roads.

He says a "yes" vote would also boost funding for schools and local governments while giving a larger tax break to low-wage earners.

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