Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Transportation Bill Passes

In what was one of the more interesting vote sequences at the Capitol, the Legislature overrode Governor Pawlenty's veto of the transportation bill yesterday.


Democrats felt that a cash infusion was needed, in addition to the bonding which Republicans supported, to accelerate the improvement and expansion of transportation in Minnesota. Republicans felt that bonding would allow for a better investment, and felt that the taxes in the bill were regressive.

In the end, we'll have the first gas tax increase in years and a small metro-wide increase in the sales tax.

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