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Sen. David Tomassoni of Chisholm listens to debate on the Senate's proposed transportation and public safety budget during a meeting Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

Nixed gas tax could delay transportation projects

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ST. PAUL -- Maybe next year.

That is what state lawmakers in charge of the transportation budget are saying about major transit and road projects, which likely will be put off because they cannot get new funds.

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A gasoline tax planned to be a major part of the House and Senate transportation budget proposals was yanked after Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he would not support it, leaving the lawmakers with a revenue hole.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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