Walz and Democrats Open to Gas Tax Increase

As of writing, Minnesota’s average price for gas is $3.45. However, this could quickly change with Democrats in charge of state government.

Despite plans to wrap up the legislative session early, Governor Walz made a public statement saying that he is now open to an increase in Minnesota’s gas tax – which currently sits at 28.5 cents per gallon.

No number has been proposed for this increase as of writing, though the public will likely know in the coming days. 

Remember that Tim Walz was gun-hoe about a 5-cent increase in 2019, which would increase by an additional 5 cents per year. If Walz had his way back then, the gas tax would currently be a whopping 48.5 cents per gallon!

This is exactly what Democrat Senator Ann Rest has said, Democrats have an “insatiable appetite for raising taxes.”

Thankfully, one Senate Democrat publicly stated that she would oppose a gas tax increase last October. In reference to the prospect of a gas tax increase, now-Senator Judy Seeberger states at a forum in Hastings that “I want to go on record as saying that I don’t, uh, support that at all.”

Of course, Seeberger also claimed that she was a moderate on the campaign trail. Now, voters in her district can see that she is a far-left extremist. They should also not be surprised if she goes back on her word to stop a gas tax increase.

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  • Russell Jackson
    commented 2023-05-21 11:18:59 -0500
    Just another way for the DFL/socialist party to push electric cars on everybody. Also hurts lower income wage earners. What a surprise that these people voted for Walz and his pack of rats. You get what you voted for. The paid leave act will also decrease the take home pay of people and force businesses that offer it to drop their program. Time to move to ND, SD, or Iowa. The new state song should be “California Here I come”.
  • William Beck
    published this page in News 2023-05-18 14:17:20 -0500