Cooperative Network continues to support legislation to constitutionally dedicate additional funding to roads and bridges 

Cooperative Network continues to support legislation to constitutionally dedicate additional funding to roads and bridges 

The House Taxes Committee acted favorably on a bill last week intended to infuse more funding into the statewide road and bridge system. Cooperative Network testified in support of H.F. 4437, authored by House Transportation Finance Committee Chair Paul Torkelson (R – Hanska), in front of committee members. The legislation would allow Minnesotans the chance to ensure funding is used for highway purposes by voting this fall in support of a constitutional amendment to dedicate all sales tax on auto part purchases and repairs to road and bridge funding. Cooperative Network belongs to a coalition representing agriculture, business, and labor groups across Minnesota who support the legislation known as Vote Yes 4 Roads. Earlier this session, Cooperative Network also testified in support of the companion bill in the Senate authored by Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Scott Newman (R – Hutchinson). If the bills make it through all of the committee stops, they will then go to both the full House and Senate for their consideration.

Topics: Advocacy, Legislation | Regions: Minnesota
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