Whitmer Proposes 45 Cent Gas Tax Increase in First Budget
In her first budget, governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for a 45 cent increase in the gas tax.
The increase would come in 15 cent increments every six months starting in October.
According to the budget, the plan generates $2.5 billion in new revenue, which will be deposited into a new “Fixing Michigan Roads Fund.”
It will also be allocated to the state’s most highly travelled and commercially important roads.
Whitmer says the increase isn’t easy, but it’s the most efficient way to fix Michigan’s roads.
The governor also says the higher tax is projected to cost an extra $23 a month, which is roughly $276 per year.