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Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle tells a legislative committee Tuesday that his department can save some money by being more efficient and innovative. But, he said, more money is needed to do what needs to be done for roads and transit. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Coalition proposes 5 percent fuel sales tax

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ST. PAUL — A proposal to increase Minnesota fuel taxes by the equivalent of 15 cents a gallon is similar to a proposal that lawmakers may consider after the 2014 legislative session convenes next week, the two legislative transportation finance chairmen said Tuesday.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.