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RELEASE: Statement from Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen on the release of the Road and Bridge Act of 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

SAINT PAUL, MN—On Monday, House and Senate Republicans unveiled their comprehensive, future-oriented proposal for transportation in Minnesota: the Road and Bridge Act of 2015 (House File 4). The Republican plan invests $7 billion more over the next decade without raising taxes. The ten-year approach prioritizes road and bridge infrastructure through:

  • Immediate repair of roads in Minnesota communities.

  • Highway improvements for commuters and commerce.

  • Reliable, long-term funding without raising taxes.

Representative Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, issued the following statement after the release of the plan:

"The Road and Bridge Act of 2015 will invest more than $7 billion in our state's roads and bridges without a harmful gas tax increase," Gruenhagen said. "Raising the gas tax, as has been proposed by Governor Dayton and Democrats, is a regressive and hurtful tax that impacts low income Minnesotans and seniors living on fixed incomes. Minnesotans want an approach that addresses our long-term transportation needs without taking even more money out of their wallets. Our plan is the common-sense, long-term approach that Minnesotans want that meaningfully invests in roads and bridges."

For more information on the Republican transportation proposal, please click here.

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