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Candidate Positions on Gas tax increase

Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.

Question: Would you favor an increase in the federal gasoline tax to pay for road construction projects, such as the rebuilding of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis.
John KlineJohn Kline ANSWER OPTION: No, by putting a one-year hold on wasteful pork projects while easing Americansa pain at the pumps and addressing improvements to our nation' infrastructure, this legislation simultaneously focuses on important energy, economic and transportation concerns.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: On May 30, 2008, Kline sponsored the Gas Tax Relief and Earmark Moratorium Act. Kline said: "As many Minnesotans begin their summer travel that includes vacations and weekends at the lake, this will offer much-needed relief. By putting a one-year hold on wasteful pork projects while easing Americansa pain at the pumps and addressing improvements to our nation' infrastructure, this legislation simultaneously focuses on important energy, economic and transportation concerns."

Steve SarviSteve Sarvi ANSWER OPTION: With a $3 trillion federal budget, there is room to allocate more funding to our transportation system without raising the federal gas tax at this time.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: With a $3 trillion federal budget, there is room to allocate more funding to our transportation system without raising the federal gas tax at this time.