Finley: A fine time to raise gas tax
With gasoline prices poking near the $3 a gallon mark — and lower in some places — state policy makers should exploit the opportunity to raise the fuel tax.
The roads in Michigan are disintegrating, and they won’t get fixed without more revenue.
Adding 15-20 cents to the fuel tax will still leave the per-gallon price well below what motorists are used to paying. And they’ll have the benefit of roads that don’t tear up their vehicles.
Prices should stay down into the post-election lame duck session.
Lawmakers should raise the fuel tax then.