Since I panned MinnPost for not bringing much new to the news scene in its first edition, I should note that it posted at least one article today — “Higher gas taxes don’t always mean higher prices” — that adds a lot to a heretofore stale local policy debate
Since the gas tax debate began several years ago, dozens of stories have been written by many different reporters. During that time, I have not seen one story that raised the very valid question raised in this article: Does a dime per gallon gas tax increase necessarily lead to a dime per gallon increase in your gasoline bill?
The answer may surprise and inform you. It may also spark deep disagreement. And surprising, informing and provoking more deeply informed discussions should be what MinnPost strives to bring to the local news scene.