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RELEASE: Statement from Rep. Dave Baker on the release of the Road and Bridge Act of 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

SAINT PAUL, MN—On Monday, House and Senate Republicans unveiled their comprehensive, future-oriented proposal for transportation in Minnesota: the Road and Bridge Act of 2015 (House File 4). The Republican plan invests $7 billion more over the next decade without raising taxes. The ten-year approach prioritizes road and bridge infrastructure through:

  • Immediate repair of roads in Minnesota communities.
  • Highway improvements for commuters and commerce.
  • Reliable, long-term funding without raising taxes.
Assistant Majority Leader Representative Dave Baker, R-Willmar, issued the following statement after the release of the plan:
"Minnesotans want a meaningful, long-term plan that invests in our state's roads and bridges," Baker said. "Raising taxes shouldn't be the first and only answer on the table to address this problem. I'm proud of the thoughtful work that was done to find a solution that dedicates funds to transportation, and does it without increasing the price of gas at the pump."

For more information on the Republican transportation proposal, please click here.