Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

6:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Finds Opposition to Raising Taxes for Fixing Roads

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Lawmakers are considering proposals to provide more money for road repairs
Lansing The idea of increasing taxes to fix Michigans crumbling roads is unpopular with a majority of state voters, according to a new Detroit News/WDIV (Local 4) poll. The statewide survey of 600 likely voters May 20-22 found 45.5 percent say the state already has enough money to spend on roads, and that the current pot of fuel taxes and vehicle fees needs to be better spent.