Governor-elect Tim Walz says he’ll propose a gas tax increase in his first budget next year:

“The need is apparent, the lack of the funding to make it done, the responsibility as I ran on: You can’t just say you’re not going to do anything in terms of revenue or budgets and you’re going to magically get roads, bridges and transit. So, yes, you can expect to see that.”

Walz won’t yet say how much of a gas tax increase he’ll propose, noting there are “key partners…and stakeholders that have not been brought to the table.