This is an issue that I've been aware of since we arrived in Michigan almost exactly 29 years ago.  I can remember being on I 69 in Indiana and crossing into Michigan only to find that this was one of the worst stretches of highway that we've ever been on.  What a great way to be welcomed to Michigan.  Since then the debate has raged without much getting accomplished.  Now,  new Governor Whitmere wants to deliver on a campaign promise and the means to an end looks a little pricey.

According to a report on, a group of ex-legislators say Michigan's gas tax should be increased by 47 cents over nine years to pay for crumbling roads.  Wow!  47 cents?  I realize that gas prices are at a comfortable low but nearly 50 cents a gallon?  I'm not suggesting we go the toll road route but maybe keeping the gas tax at a reasonable rate and increasing the tourism tax a bit to supplement.  Let's face it, the gas tax will effect more residents but the tourism tax will be shouldered by the non residents.  What do you think?




More From 107.7 WRKR-FM