Minnesota Democrats offer $8 billion transport package

02/13/2008 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

As Minnesota's 2008 legislative session got under way Tuesday, much of the debate was focused on an $8 billion transportation plan funded largely by higher gasoline and sales taxes. The collapse of the Interstate 35 bridge in 2007 prompted calls for widespread infrastructure improvements, but GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty has already vetoed one expensive transportation bill, and analysts don't expect this year's version to fare any better.

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