Ypsilanti Residents Split On Paying More For Gas To Help Fix Roads

May 20, 2014

The idea of raising the tax on gasoline to help pay for road repairs in Michigan is drawing mixed reviews locally.

Credit Andrew Cluley

WEMU news caught up with Billy Starr walking along Huron Street in downtown Ypsilanti.  He says gas is taxed plenty already.

"I think it's way too high," Starr says. He worries people won't be able to afford to drive.

Others say they'd be willing to pay a little more for gas if it'll help repair Michigan's crumbling roads. 

The Michigan legislature is considering an increase in the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel to generate the money needed to fix the state's roads.