Gov. Mark Dayton is softening his opposition to Republicans' tax hike-free approach to funding transportation repairs. Dayton and lawmakers have struggled for years to pass a major road and bridge funding package amid partisan divides over how to pay for it.
People living in cities under 5,000 people are paying a tax that they aren't seeing a benefit from. Minnesota has tax on unleaded gas of 28.6 cents per gallon and 28.6 cents per gallon on diesel. The taxes paid go to county, state and township roads but nothing to small towns.