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By Pete Radosevich
Harrys Gang 

Read my lips: No new gas tax


April 19, 2019

The state Legislature is considering Governor Walz’s proposal to add 20 cents per gallon to Minnesota’s gas tax over the next two years.

Walz believes the tax is essential to repair Minnesota’s crumbling roads and bridges, as he calls them. The gas tax, if implemented, would eventually raise the gas tax to 48.6 cents per gallon. The governor proposes to increase the tax by a nickel every six months or so for two years. Then, he wants the gas tax tied to inflation.

Fixing roads and bridges has broad popular appeal. Walz touted his position loudly during his campaign, and he hasn’t be...

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