LANSING, Mich., March 9, 2022 — The Michigan House of Representatives voted today to pass House Bill 5570, a bill that would pause the collection of the state’s gas and diesel taxes until Oct. 1. As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drives gas prices over $4 a gallon, this move is expected to save Michigan drivers $750 million. State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement after voting in support of the bill: 


“Today, I voted to suspend Michigan’s gas and diesel tax. We must provide relief to Michiganders as we face the pressure of rising gas prices. As Michiganders stand with Ukraine by no longer using Russian oil, we must offset the cost put on Michigan families. I’m proud to do so.”