Pawlenty may back higher gas tax in special session
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty may lift his long-held opposition to raising Minnesota's gasoline tax if he calls a special legislative session, as expected, following a deadly Minneapolis bridge collapse.
Pawlenty on Friday said a special session to increase transportation funding is likely. Late Friday afternoon, the governor's spokesman said Pawlenty may do a turn-about and support a gasoline tax increase if lawmakers consider some of his transportation funding ideas.