Portions of the gas tax collected when you fuel your car is supposed to go to municipalities, for road repairs like filling potholes, or for buying salt needed when it snows.
Instead, that money is trapped in the budget stalemate.
Statewide, $57 million in gas tax has been collected since July. The measure at the Capitol would authorize releasing $146 million for costs through Sept. 30.
Macomb Mayor Michael Inman says the money is needed.