Most agree that Michigan roads need work. The question is, what is the best way to get the money to fix them?
A bill introduced in the Michigan House last week includes an increase in car registration fees. The average car owner would pay $60 more each year.
The increase in fees is just part of the 18-bill package which would raise $1.04 billion. Taxes on gas would also be raised.
I rarely support any kind of tax and/or fee increase, but I do support the idea of requiring people who use certain services to be the people who pay for those services. Gas taxes and car registration fees target those who are most likely to use the roads. An increase to gas taxes and car registration fees is better than collecting money through a general tax.