7 questions about Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Michigan gas tax increase

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed raising Michigan’s gas tax by 45 cents per gallon by Oct. 1, 2020 — an action she said would raise more than $2 billion annually to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.

Whitmer’s proposal, which would give Michigan the highest fuel taxes in the United Sates, has some motorists wondering what happened to the last road funding package — a $1.2-billion-a-year plan approved by lawmakers in 2015.