Tim Walz arrived at the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday, setting up shop in a transition office two days after winning the election. And he promptly confirmed he will seek to raise the state’s gasoline tax to pay for transportation improvements.
“Absolutely,” Walz, a Democrat, said when asked by reporters. He said transportation — specifically roads, highways and bridges — will be a top priority for his administration. And, he said, there’s bipartisan support for that. St. Paul Pioneer Press