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.