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May 25, 2023, 3:00 PM

Minnesota’s New Retail Delivery Fee Takes Lessons From Colorado

Michael J. Bologna
Michael J. Bologna

Minnesota became the second state to fund its transportation infrastructure with a fee on the growing volume of packages delivered to the doorsteps of consumers under legislation signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday.

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party governor signed the omnibus transportation bill, HF 2887, one of many measures enacting the state’s $72 billion budget for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The transportation bill raises additional revenue through several new taxes and a 50-cent fee on retail delivery transactions beginning next year. Colorado is the only other state to impose this fee.

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