The MPPA opposes a gas tax increase. The MPPA supports a robust bonding package for roads and bridges. Balance between urban and rural spending should be a goal and bridges should be prioritized over roads.
The MPPA supports the Governor’s request for $220 million of bonding money to assist communities with upgrading sewer and water systems. Many farm employees live in rural communities that are seeing significant costs of upgrading water systems. We encourage the legislature to prioritize smaller communities which in many cases do not have the resources to fund the mandated upgrades.