Minnesota coalition of business, labor seeks new 5% sales tax on fuel

  • Article by: PATRICK CONDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 18, 2014 - 7:47 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A large coalition of transportation, business and labor interests called Tuesday for a new 5 percent sales tax on fuel in Minnesota to help raise money for roads and transit projects.

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savagemanFeb. 18, 14 5:27 PM

The first paragraph should end with "a few roads and LOTS of transit projects". IF it ALL went to roads then maybe... na they already waste to much gas tax money on other things.

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liberallymnFeb. 18, 14 5:30 PM

Carver County respectfully declines. Thanks, and Good Night.

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bgronniFeb. 18, 14 5:37 PM

Stop the taxes! we have already raised taxes to use on roads, we have taxes for the arts and water clarity. Gas prices are way up again. and we already pay huge taxes on a gallon of gas. I am looking at paying in thousands in on my income taxes. I have had enough!!! I think I am going to give up and get cheap healthcare and live off the govt while I write poetry and paint. Sounds better every day.

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samiamFeb. 18, 14 5:40 PM

NO. This was one thing when bridges were falling down and there was no other way to raise revenue. Today the state is doing much better and gas prices are on the rise again.

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tkr380Feb. 18, 14 5:41 PM

Never met a Democrat or Liberal yet that didn't think taxing working people out of their homes was a good thing because when they are homeless they likely will vote for the Democrat.

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tkr380Feb. 18, 14 5:41 PM

Every few years we raise the gas tax to pay for "new roads". Then Democrats divert the money and the game starts all over.

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ldahlkeFeb. 18, 14 5:45 PM

"Move MN said the tax increase would cost most drivers less than $2 per week." That's if you drive 12,000 miles or less per year and if your car gets more than 25 MPG. So basically if you never leave 494/694 loop it will cost you less than $2.00 per week.

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ldahlkeFeb. 18, 14 5:48 PM

"Move MN said the tax increase would cost most drivers less than $2 per week." Yes, we'll Tax you only $2.00 here and $2.00 there per week, by the time it's all said and done it's several hundred dollars per year but who's counting? Just for once I would like to see a serious spending cut before any tax is raised.

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tkr380Feb. 18, 14 5:50 PM

It's so easy to be for higher taxes when you know you are just going to add the tax onto the price your customers pay...

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ldahlkeFeb. 18, 14 5:50 PM

"$16 million from a flexible federal account for bike and pedestrian infrastructure," While we're at it why not raise the sales tax on bike's and bike accessories to help pay for the bike infrastructure in the state. And let's tax walking shoes for pedestrian paths in the state? the non-sense never stops.

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