Gov. Walz, Legislative Leaders Continue State Budget NegotiationsTwo major budget sticking points concern Gov. Walz's proposed 20-cent gas tax and the already in place 2% medical provider tax, which sets aside money for low-income Minnesotans for health care.
Reality Check: Where Does All The Gas Tax Money Go?On Wednesday, the Republican-led Minnesota Senate rejected a plan from DFL Gov. Tim Walz to raise the state's gasoline tax by 20 cents.
Minnesota House Passes Gas Tax HikeThe House transportation bill, which includes the gas tax hike, passed the House Monday evening with a 74-58 vote, but it will likely stall out in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Minnesota House Debates Bill Including Disputed Gas Tax HikeThe bill is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House by a wide margin when the final vote comes next week.
Reality Check: Gov. Walz's Proposed Gas Tax Hike
Walz Takes Proposed Gas Tax Hike On The RoadThe governor expressed frustration at Republican lawmakers who are pushing back against his gas tax hike to pay for road and bridge fixes.
Talking Points: Sen. Michelle Benson's Response To Walz's Gas TaxGov. Tim Walz called the budget he introduced last week his "One Minnesota Budget," but Republicans have a different name for it: "One Expensive Minnesota Budget," and they're promising to fight some of the big ticket items, including a 20-cent increase in the Minnesota gas tax for roads and bridges.
Reality Check: Pumping Up The Gas Tax?Minnesota drivers could see a spike at the pump this year.
Walz Needs GOP Help To Deliver On Agenda For Rural Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's budget contains lots of things that leaders from greater Minnesota have been seeking -- more money for schools, local governments, highways and rural broadband to name just a few.
Wis. Gov. Evers Says Gas Tax Increase LikelyEvers wouldn't tell reporters Tuesday how much he expected the group to recommend increasing the tax.
How Does Minnesota’s Gas Tax Compare To Other States?DFL Gov.-elect Tim Walz says Minnesota needs to raise the gas tax to fix the state’s roads, but the idea of paying more at the pump doesn’t sit well with some drivers.
After Midterm Victory, Gov.-Elect Tim Walz Empowered To Pursue AgendaAfter winning the Minnesota governor's race by 11 points, Congressman and Gov.-elect Tim Walz says he feels empowered to pursue his agenda.
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.