“Every driver in Michigan is already paying a hidden tax on our roads, and the cost just went up,” Whitmer said. “If we don’t raise the $2.5 billion we need to actually fix our roads the right way, with the right materials, the cost will continue to go up year after year.”
According to the governor, patching potholes and ignoring the problem isn’t working.
“Instead, it’s hurting our families and businesses and holding our economy back,” she said. “I’ve offered a real plan to raise the revenue we need to fix the damn roads and ensure we can attract businesses and talent to our state, and I’m ready to work with everyone who’s ready to solve these problems.”