Michigan motorists will see state taxes on gasoline and diesel jump this weekend.
On New Year’s Day, the gas tax is rising 7.3 cents a gallon. The diesel tax is increasing by 11 cents. The increase will give Michigan the 5th highest gas tax in the nation.
The tax increase, along with state auto fees, will help fund desperately needed road repair and improvements across the state.
Denise Donahue is the director of the County Road Association of Michigan. She says it’s important for motorists to see the money being used to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.