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Viewpoint: Wanted - Leaders who see how taxes add value to families

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Thirty-eight dollars.

That's how much I estimate the gas tax passed by the Minnesota Legislature last session will cost me each year: $38 (based on a five-cent per gallon increase, driving my minivan 12,000 miles a year with an average 16 mpg.)

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For $38 a year, I get road improvements, extra driving lanes, safer bridges and improved transit between Woodbury and the rest of the working world.

I couldn't fill a pothole in my driveway for $38.

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