A poll shows most people don’t want to see the gas tax go up to pay for road projects.
The tax is one of the big issues in the race for governor.
Charles Franklin is the director of the Marquette University Law School poll. He says they’ve seen a shift over the past several years, with people being more willing to pay higher taxes for services. He says they’re also OK with paying higher property taxes to support education.
But Frankin says that’s not the case when it comes to raising the gas tax or vehicle registration fees to pay for roads. He says 61 percent oppose an increase, and 34 percent said they’d be willing to pay more if the roads were better.
The poll shows 64 percent believe the roads are in fair or poor condition. Only six percent say they’re in excellent shape.