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Oberstar: Gas tax hike yields federal money

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ST. PAUL - A state gasoline tax increase for transportation means Minnesota could reap more federal dollars for road and bridge projects, a key congressman said.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Friday that his home state could pull in an additional $160 million in federal money over a five-year period based on the nickel-per-gallon increase that will take effect this year.

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