LANSING, Michigan — A Republican political consultant who advised Gov. Rick Snyder's campaigns is leading a new group opposed to an increase in Michigan's sales tax on the May 5 ballot.
Citizens Against Middle Class Tax Increases is the fourth group formed to oppose Proposal 1.
The measure proposed by lawmakers would raise the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent and remove the sales tax on fuel to generate $1.2 billion more in road funding.
If voters approve the proposal, higher gasoline taxes, vehicle registration fees and a tax break for low-wage earners also would take effect.
John Yob, the new group's lead strategist, says it's "wrong to ask ... middle-class families to foot the bill."
The group campaigning for a "yes" vote has changed its name to Safe Roads Yes.