Legislative Notebook: Senate OKs nickel gasoline tax increase
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years.
After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas tax increase when Gov. Mark Dayton said he cannot support it, senators voted 34-26 to increase the tax 2.5 cents in each of the next two two-year budget cycles. The amendment came as a surprise, especially to Republicans who are in the Senate minority.
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