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DFLers look to raise taxes, breaking pledge

DFLers in the Legislature are looking to raise taxes with proposed bills that if passed could total as much as $3 billion, Star Tribune reported.

Increases in the income tax, gasoline tax, sales tax, and more are being included as part of the proposed bills.

The gas tax hasn't been raised since 1988. The increase in sales tax will go towards transportation improvements in the state. Advocates say the state is $1.7 billion behind on its transportation needs. But Gov. Tim Pawlenty is known to oppose an increase in taxes.

Pioneer Press reported that a bill to raise income sales taxes for top earners. The bill would go towards education, bringing in about $252 million for next year.