One of the main campaign issues for new Michigan Governor Whitmer was to fix the roads. She is expected to unveil a plan in March.
In the meantime, the Michigan Consensus Policy Project has announced last a “comprehensive road funding proposal.” This effort is in collaboration with two former Senate leaders, Democrat Bob Emerson and Republican Ken Sikkema. It also includes former GOP House Speaker Paul Hillegonds and former Democratic Lt. Governor John Cherry.
The proposal from the group is to gradually raise Michigan’s state gas and diesel fuel tax 47 cents a gallon over nine years. The increase would be 7 cents a gallon in 2020, and then five cents a year through 2028.
If this increase happened, Michigan would have the highest gas tax in the nation.
CURRENT POLL QUESTION:
Would you support a gradual increase of Michigan's gas and diesel tax to 47 cents a gallon by 2028?
- No (98%)
- Yes (2%)
- I'm Not Sure (0%)
PREVIOUS QUESTION: Would you support a Constitutional amendment for congressional term limits with the Cruz-Rooney parameters, or term limits with other parameters?
I would support the Cruz-Rooney amendment – 73%
I would support term limits, but with different parameters – 17%
I would not support term limits, let the voters decide at the ballot box – 10%