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Senate changes gears on transportation funding bill

A week after the Senate Transportation Committee tabled its budget bill due to lack of support, the committee on Wednesday evening passed a bill that increases funding for highways and transit. The bill reduces the gas tax by 6 cents per gallon and increases the sales tax on gas at the wholesale level by 5.5 percent.

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The battle for how to pay for transportation is taking shape at the Capitol.

In an unusual twist, the state’s biggest business group is close to agreeing with DFLers on their $8.4 billion funding package for transportation in Minnesota. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s position on increasing the gas tax to fund road and ...

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