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.
Assistant Majority Leader Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, issued the following statement after the release of the plan:
"Families up in north central Minnesota have been asking for a plan that helps fix our roads without taking away the lower gas prices they're finally seeing at the pump," Kresha said. "Our plan shows that if we think outside the box, we can fund our long-term transportation needs without raising taxes on hardworking families. Minnesotans now have a clear choice between the Republican plan that invests in transportation using existing dollars or the Governor and DFL plan that relies on higher taxes and fees."
For more information on the Republican transportation proposal, please click here.