This is part of our series on the debate over the new budget for the State of Minnesota. To see previous articles on the new proposed budget click here
After Governor Walz proposed a gas tax increase that will cost an average family about $300 more a year, the New House Republican Caucus is preseting it’s own budget that reduces the cost of owning a car in Minnesota.
The proposal would allow all Minnesotans to receive free vehicle tabs for a whole year. The proposal would save Minnesota drivers $1 billion dollars. Democrats quickly criticized the proposal for removing revenue from the state but Rep. Jeremy Munson told the Pioneer Press “License tab fees are a big pain for people,”
Pioneer Press also points out that license tabs have been a big source of headaches for Minnesota drivers. Over 200,000 titles were backlogged and nearly $100 million dollars were spent trying to fix it.
Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate is also expected to introduce a budget that will have to be negotiated with Democrat lead Minnesota house before being sent to Governor Tim Walz
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