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NELSON: Rebel approach rubs establishment wrong way

February 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

How about those spectacular stories recently about the “retired Marine” and modern day Rambo-Hulk Republican representative rappelling down the walls in the Capitol rotunda and running through the halls chewing out and threatening pasty-faced, slick-haired politicians for insults uttered to the vengeful behemoth during debates. Continue Reading

Vehle to propose tax, fee hikes for roads

December 3, 2010 in The Daily Republic

State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, will try to raise the state’s gas tax and two other fees to pay for road maintenance.
Vehle said this week he is preparing a package of bills to increase the gas tax 3 cents in 2011 and three cents in 2013. It’s currently 22 cents and would go to 25 cents in 2011 and 28 cents in 2013 if Vehle’s bill is approved.
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