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April 12, 2014

Councilman wrong on gas tax issue

North Mankato City Councilman Kim Spears states in his letter that he has seen our gas tax dollars diverted to such uses as light rail transit.

In point of fact, in 1956, the voters passed an amendment to the state constitution making it illegal to use gasoline tax revenues for any purpose other than roads and bridges.

Neither the governor nor the legislature can act contrary to this amendment.

Eric Hammar


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