Do You Think the Proposed Gas Tax Is Too High?
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 wwmt.com, 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?