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Gas tax no longer enough: Lawmakers explore alternative ways to pay for needed roadwork

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Federal, state and county leaders are looking into new ways to pay for road maintenance and repairs.

With the gas tax failing to provide enough funds to cover these costs, additional sources of revenue are being considered, such as general obligation bonds or increased license tax fees.

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Raising the current gas tax is also an option on the table.

The funding challenge was a topic of conversation at last week's meeting of the Otter Tail County Board.

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