Corn Growers Support Gas Tax Hike 30 Jan 17

(Learfield News Wire/Mankato, MN) — The group that represents Minnesota corn growers is supporting a gasoline tax increase of ten cents per gallon.

The idea was approved this past week at the annual meeting of the corn growers association in Mankato.

Bruce Peterson, the group’s government relations chair, says he hopes the corn growers’ support for an increase would help get some type of transportation bill passed in the Legislature.

Democratic Governor Mark Dayton proposed a gas tax hike as part of his new state budget package, but G-O-P lawmakers remain opposed, saying existing revenues should be used for new and improved highways.

Minnesota’s current gas tax is at 28 cents per gallon.