Minnesota House Democrats Propose Summertime Gas Tax Holiday

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Several Democrats in the Minnesota House have proposed a gasoline tax holiday from Memorial Day until Labor Day to help lessen the burden of rising gas prices on motorists.

Rep. Stephenson, of Coon Rapids, said the proposal is an effort to combat rising inflation.

GOP Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller, of Winona, said the proposal is an “election year gimmick,” and called for permanent tax relief.

Senate Republicans unveiled an $8.5 billion tax cut proposal on Thursday that would lower the bottom-tier income tax rate from 5.35% to 2.8% and eliminate taxes on all Social Security benefits.

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