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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes gas tax hike, more money for schools, roads


February 20, 2019

Brian Peterson – Star Tribune

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposed a state budget that would raise gas and vehicle taxes and spend more money on priorities he touted as a candidate.Roads and bridges, schools and affordable health care coverage are top priorities in Gov. Tim Walz's $49.5 billion budget proposal. The new Democratic governor proposed a two-year spending plan Tuesday that reflects goals he touted on the campaign trail.] St. Paul, MN Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hundreds of millions of dollars more for education, the expansion of a public option for health insurance and a 20-cent gas tax increase are key pieces of Gov. Tim Walz's two-year budget proposal presented Tuesday.

The Democratic governor's plan would spend $49.5 billion over two years, an 8.6 percent boost from the current budget cycle, with significant new spending on statewide transportation projects.


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