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Carlos Osorio, Associated Press
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer greets supporters after giving his concession speech at an election night rally in Detroit, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder won a second term defeating Schauer after a closely watched race in which the Republican touted an economic and fiscal turnaround and promised to keep Michigan on the right path.

DETROIT — A newly re-elected Gov. Rick Snyder is quickly turning attention to his No. 1 unfinished priority.

The Republican said Wednesday he will again push the Legislature to approve a plan to permanently raise more money to improve roads before year's end. His earlier attempts to increase fuel or vehicle registration taxes stalled because of lawmakers' resistance.

Snyder told reporters in Detroit that he hopes legislators are more open to voting to raise taxes in their "lame-duck" session after the election. He says some were worried an earlier vote could hurt them in August's primary election.

Snyder says he has a "strong mandate" in a second term despite defeating Democrat Mark Schauer by a smaller margin than when he was first elected in 2010.