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Minnesota House, Senate moving in opposite directions on gas tax increase

 

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune file

Under the proposal from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and House Democrats, the state gas tax would increase from its current 28.5-cents-per-gallon to 48.5 cents, with an estimated 1.3-cent-per-gallon increase after that, based on inflation.

The Minnesota House and Senate moved in opposite directions Tuesday on Gov. Tim Walz's proposed increase in the gas tax of 20 cents per gallon.

The Democratic-controlled House released a massive $7.28 billion, two-year transportation bill that would significantly increase spending on roads, bridges and transit across Minnesota. The new spending would be funded by a gas tax increase, which would be phased in over four years and then increase with inflation. The plan also calls for an increase in the metro sales tax and higher fees.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-house-senate-moving-in-opposite-directions-on-gas-tax-increase/508024482/

 

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