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Minnesota House Votes To Raise Gas Tax

March 25, 2007, 7:30 AM by Perry Groten

The Minnesota House has voted to add a dime to the state's gasoline tax. 

The current tax is 20 cents per gallon. The dime increase is the key part of a plan to pay for new road and transit projects. 

But yesterday's vote is just one step in a long process. Governor Tim Pawlenty is ready to veto any bill that raises taxes, and right now there aren't enough votes in the chamber to override. 

Minnesota's gas tax hasn't gone up since 1988. The state is in the middle of the pack nationally in the size of its gas tax.

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