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Continued: Hennepin, Ramsey counties approve $10 wheelage tax

In Ramsey County, Commissioner Jim McDonough said: “At least for the time being, we need this infusion of new dollars.”

Commissioners Victoria Reinhardt, Rafael Ortega, Toni Carter and Mary Jo McGuire also voted yes.

Opposing Commissioner Blake Huffman said: “That’s a lot of money that we’re adding onto the backs of our constituents.”

And Commissioner Janice Rettman said she doesn’t doubt that roads need work, but equated the tax to a 1.5 percent levy increase on a $160,000 home.

“There is also this angst that once it’s in, it never goes away,” Rettman said of the tax.

 

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