But, as a newcomer I am really looking for information here, his proposal is to increase gas taxes on Diesel which certainly hits those really heavy trucks, and on gasoline which will impact those that drive a lot versus those that don't.<quoted text>As I remember it though he wants to throw $75million into the "rainy day fund" right away.
And the problems we have had with roads long precedes Snyder and Grahnholm because we have the highest load limit in the country. Why nobody has moved to be in line with the rest is beyond me.
I believe it's in Germany that when roads are repaired, and even built, the company doing the work is on the hook for repairs for whatever many years they have it because the government knows what technology is there to do the job right. And when it's not, ooops. Guess who pays for the repairs. Not the tax payers.
Both California and New York (very blue states) have much higher fuel taxes. My issue isn't the tax but what % is used for the roads versus diverted.
So what % of the fuel taxes in Michigan go to the roads and what % get diverted to other areas?