LANSING — State Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today asking him to investigate increasing gas prices across the state. Michigan gas prices currently rank higher than the national average, and in many places exceed $3.00 per gallon.
“As the state’s elected consumer protection advocate, AG Schuette has a responsibility to protect Michigan families,” said Dianda. “Frankly I am surprised he has not opened an investigation already. Instead of using his position to advocate for our hardworking families and seniors, too often we have seen he uses it for grandstanding in his desperate climb up the political ladder. Meanwhile, real families on the ground are hurting. It’s time he do something about that.”
According to AAA, the national average gas price for May 30 is $2.96, and the average gas price for May 30 in Michigan is $3.06. With summer tourism in full swing, Dianda argues that U.P., and other Michigan, small businesses risk losing money because families can’t afford to travel because of high gas prices.
“Enough is enough. I hope A.G. Schuette shares my concern and alarm for our Michigan families and businesses and takes a good hard look at these gas prices,” said Dianda. “We’re all paying more at the pump because of the Republican-sponsored roads plan, so when gas prices then increase on top of that, families and small businesses take a real hit. This hurts all of our bottom lines, so I call on AG Schuette to do his job and help investigate these prices, in the hopes that families can soon see relief.”