Gas Taxes

Lawmakers say raising the state gas tax is unlikely

Mar 10, 2018

An interim Legislative committee will be looking at ways to raise more money for highway construction and repair.

The state has traditionally used proceeds from the gasoline tax to match federal transportation dollars. During the oil boom, lawmakers used money from oil tax revenues to supplement the state’s share.

There had been some talk of increasing the gas tax. It's currently 23 cents a gallon. But one of the members of the interim Government Finance Committee believes that may be a non-starter.

Thursday, March 12 – We visit with Moorhead resident Peter Vogt, who has written “The Introvert Manifesto: Introverts Illuminated, Extraverts Enlightened.” It’s a concise, straight-talking handbook on how introverts really tick and why. ~~~ An essay from Kim Crowley, “Them and Us.” ~~~ A look at the issue of taxing gasoline from Inside Energy reporter Dan Boyce. ~~~ Chef Tim Rosendahl is here with this week’s food discussion. ~~~ Doug and Ashley have our What’s Happening calendar of events.