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Continued: $10 Hennepin County vehicle tax appears likely to win approval

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 10, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Opat called the legislative action a “cynical opportunity by the state to tell the counties, ‘go raise your own taxes.’ ”

Fellow opponent Jeff Johnson said, “If we cant find a way to keep our roads safe, efficient and modern within our $1.8 billion budget, then we’re not very good decision-makers as a board.”

But Dorfman said the money could be used to replace traffic lights dangling on wires over intersections, and other things.

Callison asked county staffers to tell her what road projects could be delayed to use some of the money for property tax relief. She said she views the proposed additional spending as “reasonable” and “appropriate.”

Rochelle Olson • 612-673-1747 Twitter: @rochelleolson

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