$Millions in MI taxes go to Lobby

The money, close to $8 million since 2012 alone, is paid in grants to the Michigan Center for Truck Safety — a nonprofit charged with educating truckers and the general public about truck safety. The center is an arm of the Michigan Trucking Association — the industry’s Lansing-based lobbying organization that seeks to influence trucking legislation and has fought off efforts to reduce Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation gross weight limits for trucks.

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