Gov. Whitmer weighs in on gas tax controversey


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A recent poll shows that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed gas tax is hitting a few potholes with Michigan voters.

The poll by the Marketing Resource Group says that 75 percent of Michigan voters are against Whitmer’s proposed gas tax, which is her plan to raise more than $2 billion to fix Michigan’s roads.
Most republicans are strongly opposed to Whitmer’s plan: 89 percent of them.

Only 21 percent of Michigan voters support the plan, with most of those people living in the Detroit area.

Governor Whitmer says while a 45 cent per gallon fuel tax to fix the roads isn’t ideal, it’s the best solution she’s got.

“If someone has a better idea on how to raise $2.5 billion so we can fix all of these problems, I am all ears and I’m eager for an alternative to be put on the table, but if there’s not a better way to do it lets get serious about fixing these problems because we all benefit when we do,” said Gov. Whitmer.

A few other areas that Whitmer says need attention are funding Michigan’s schools and other public departments like the State Police’s Forensic Science Lab.

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