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Tingelstad, Abeler under pressure

Posted at 5:10 PM on May 11, 2007 by Bob Collins

The Taxpayer's League is targeting two Republicans involved in the gas tax debate.

Representatives Jim Abeler and Kathy Tingelstad have been on record as previously supporting a gas tax increase (in addition to supporting the current transportation bill which includes a 7 ½ cent gas tax increase, a wheelage tax, tab fees and a Metro area sales tax for transit). With gas prices at all time highs, do we really need to pay more at the pump than we already are?

Call or email these Representatives today. Even if they’re not your legislator, a vote to override the Governor means not only another wheelage tax for everyone in Anoka County, but sales tax increases all over the Metro without voter referenda!

I'm not sure why they've been singled out unless it was a targeted e-mail. Because Republicans Neil Peterson, and Dennis Ozment and Ron Erhardt have also voted for increasing the gas tax. So says the handy, dandy Votetracker.