This from an article in the Strib:
Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, who had supported a five-cent-per-gallon increase, said the collapse had triggered enough concerns among Minnesotans about overall road and bridge safety that "a gas tax is near certain. We need something to catch up to the backlog.
"Minnesotans just really expect us to come up with thoughtful, bipartisan quick product. We need to deliver."
Show Spot a vote in favor of a gas tax increase, Geoff. Really. Spot will send a copy of this post to the senator by email; he invites the senator to respond.