Minnesota House to Vote on GOP Funding Plan for Road Fixes

The Minnesota House was going on record about how to pour billions more into road and bridge construction.

A Republican-crafted proposal to direct $7 billion to projects over the next decade is slated for a vote Tuesday.

As drafted, it would redirect existing taxes on auto parts, vehicle leases and car rentals to construction and borrow billions more.

The plan differs from a Democratic approach pursued by Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate leaders.

They support hiking gasoline taxes as the main source for a long-term finance package.

The transportation debate goes deeper than where the money would come from.

There’s also a divide about whether to expand mass transit and how extensively.

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