Money for motorized recreation too much, some Minnesotans say | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

From MPR Money for motorized recreation too much, some Minnesotans say | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

Minnesota's gas tax raised $745 million last year.

The state constitution says the tax dollars collected on gas that goes into vehicles using public roads must go to the highway fund. But the legislature has interpreted that as meaning the tax on gas going into boats can go towards boat landings; taxes for gas in [All Terrain Vehicles] can go to ATV trails.

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ATV owner and chair of the Senate Tax Committee, DFLer Tom Bakk of Cook, says the system is fine.

"It's based on the number of machines and the average number of gallons of gasoline consumed, or it's based on some survey," Bakk said. "You have to base it on something. And it just plugs into a formula, and I think it's pretty fair."

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