News Click: Legislative Session
Dayton Revives Gas Tax Increase For Transportation PlanGov. Mark Dayton says a gas tax increase to fund road and bridge repairs should still be on the table. He declared that proposal dead late last year. But Dayton clarified Friday that was his political assessment, not his preference.
Dayton: Bid For Gas Tax Is 'Dead'Gov. Mark Dayton says his bid for a gas tax increase for road projects likely is "dead" given an ample state budget surplus.
Study: Minnesota One Of Least Tax-Friendly StatesA new analysis of taxes in the U.S. finds Minnesota is one of the least tax friendly states.
Democrats Hope To Wedge Road Funding Into Special SessionSome top Minnesota Democrats are ditching a call for a wholesale gasoline tax in an effort to force action on transportation funding this year. Ambitious plans to increase funds for the state's ailing network of roads and bridges were stymied this legislative session by disagreement over how to pay for it.
Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase To Fund Road, Bridge RepairsState officials say about half of Minnesota roads and bridges are more than 40 years old, nearing the end of their useful lives.
GOP Group Targets Dayton's Gas Tax Plan In AdsA Republican-aligned political group will counter Gov. Mark Dayton's tax plan for road and bridge repairs with a barrage of radio and direct mail ads, the group announced Wednesday.
House Speaker Says Surplus Douses Dayton Gas-Tax ProposalMinnesota House Republicans are using news of a $1.87 billion budget surplus to douse Gov. Mark Dayton's call for increased gasoline taxes for road work. House Speaker Kurt Daudt reacted Friday to the forecast by saying his caucus would push for tax cuts and to apply some of the money to transportation projects. Daudt says the surplus shows Minnesota government is collecting too much and should lower rates.
Mark Dayton With Dave Lee-WCCO 2-18-15Click the link above to listen to the Governor discuss a gas tax, Senator Bakk, MnSure and more.
News Click: Gas Tax
Dayton Pushes Gas Tax Hike In New Transportation PlanGov. Mark Dayton's plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers. Dayton released a large-scale proposal Monday that depends on adding a new 6.5 percent tax on gas and higher vehicle registration fees.
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