The bill was created in response to pressure Gov. Rick Snyder, who has said he wants to see legislators come up with a way to raise an additional $1.4 billion in funding for state projects, according to the Associated Press.
The poll, conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, found 58 percent opposed new gas taxes and increased vehicle registration fees, even for road repair.
* 36 percent of the 600 people polled said they were in favor of the proposed changes. Shovel ready JOBS? Stimulating ain't it?
* The proposal would mean an average increase of 9 cents a gallon in taxes and approximately $60 per vehicle in registration fees. Total revenue from those increases could potentially bring the state more than $1 billion to put into transportation infrastructure.
* Different parts of the bill are co-sponsored by Democrats and Republicans. Cozy, huh? Mr.Kuhn?
* The changes in the gas tax would raise the average tax from the current 19 cents per gallon to 28 cents. Gallon of gas $3.75
* The proposed change to registration fees translates to an average increase of 67 percent. The fees would be based on the estimated value of the vehicle being registered. So if you now pay $120 if this bill becomes law you will pay over $200, sweet.....
Griffith also claimed Michigan's gas tax was already among the highest in the nation. That works out nicely since our auto insurance is the highest in the nation.....Hey Rick? You and Obama been seeing each other?