(CBS Detroit) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she supports suspending the state’s 6% sales tax on fuel to ease the burden on drivers.

Republican leaders are calling on a larger suspension by pausing both the sales and excise tax.

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Whitmer argued a move like that could hurt road repair projects.

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According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, Michiganders could save about 25 cents per gallon, on average, if the sales tax suspension was in effect now. Whitmer said the cut should be temporary and did not indicate how long it should be in effect.

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