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Politics & Government

Where do Michigan's tax dollars go?

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Ever wonder where your Michigan tax dollars go?

MLive’s Jonathan Oosting has an article today that breaks it all out.

He notes that:

Michigan is one of eight states that levies a sales tax on fuel purchases, but it does not devote any of that revenue to road maintenance or repairs.

Here’s an overview of the breakout:

  • School aid fund: Nearly 75 percent -- used to fund K-12 education.
  • General fund: Roughly 15.9 percent -- finances most major departments of state government
  • Local revenue sharing: Approximately 10 percent -- distributed to local government units through revenue sharing.
  • Comprehensive transportation fund: Roughly 1 percent -- provides funding for various public transportation systems and freight programs around the state.

- Chris Zollars, Michigan Radio Newsroom