MN Governor Takes Gas Tax Increase Off the Table

Gov. Dayton sounds opposition even as he appoints transportation commissioner who supports raising the state gas tax

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday rejected a proposal to raise gasoline taxes any time soon to fund highway improvements.

"I don't support a gas tax increase at this time, because I think there's not public support for it," Dayton told reporters.

The governor made his comments while introducing his new transportation commissioner, Charlie Zelle, who supported the gas tax hike while serving on Dayton's task force on transportation funding.

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