Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Says “No” To Gas Tax, Urges Walz To Reconsider

State Sen. Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson), Chair of the Senate Transportation Finance & Policy Committee, is urging Governor-elect Tim Walz to reconsider raising the gas tax, saying most Minnesotans vehemently oppose the proposal.

Newman says the gas tax is “out-of-date” and an “unreliable source for increased revenue.”

“One of the big topics we will wrestle with this session is how to fund Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure in the long-term,” Newman said. “While we have made historic investments in road and bridge repair during my tenure as Transportation Committee chairman, we need a sustainable funding mechanism to ensure our vast network of transportation infrastructure is properly maintained and developed.”