Minnesota Transportation News

Republicans believe faster, safer travel and lower commute times can be achieved with common sense investments in roads and bridges throughout our state.

Poll: Minnesotans oppose gas tax increase

Do you support or oppose Governor Walz's proposed 20 cent per-gallon increase on the gas tax? Do you support or oppose dedicating the auto parts sales tax to transportation infrastructure like roads, bridges, and transit? Do you support or oppose…
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‘Hands-free’ bill signed into law

On Friday, legislation that prohibits drivers from placing phone calls outside of ‘hands-free’ mode was signed into law. The law, known as the ‘hands-free cell phone law’, was authored by Senator Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson) and approved by the legislature in…
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Senator Scott Newman

Senator Newman responds to MnDOT commissioner’s funding comments

In a press release announcing 2019 road construction projects, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher said “without additional revenue … our roads and bridges will continue to deteriorate and our overall system and economy will suffer.” In response,…
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