Sarah McKenzie

Senate DFL leaders release transportation funding plan

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Sen. Scott Dibble unveiled the Senate DFL transportation finance bill Monday — legislation that would dedicate $6 billion in new revenue for the state’s transportation system over the next 10 years and $567 million in bonding for roads and bridges.

The money would be tapped from a variety of sources including a 6.5 percent sales tax on gas at the wholesale level, an increase on annual license tab fees and a one-cent metro area sales tax on gas. A motor vehicle lease tax would also generate new revenue for transit in Greater Minnesota. 

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