Waseca County News- Wanted: Legislators who can get the job done on U.S. Highway 14

by Robert Beussman | October 17, 2016
61 percent of respondents from the counties along Highway 14 said they would support raising the gas tax if “the revenue it generated would be specifically directed to fund the completion of the repairs and widening along Highway 14.”
The 2016 legislative session was a major letdown for transportation advocates. Despite bipartisan agreement that it is one of the biggest issues facing our state, legislators could not agree on how to fund transportation needs across Minnesota. As a result, the project to expand U.S. Highway 14 to four lanes from Rochester to New Ulm once again fell by the wayside.
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the results are very similar to a scientific poll conducted by the national firm Harper Polling in November 2015. In that poll, which was authorized by the Minnesota Transportation Alliance, 61 percent of respondents from the counties along Highway 14 said they would support raising the gas tax if “the revenue it generated would be specifically directed to fund the completion of the repairs and widening along Highway 14.”
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Harper Polling