Should railroads be taxed to help cover the costs of oil train safety improvements?

“DFL lawmakers are calling for new taxes on railroads to pay for safety improvements along the tracks traveled by oil trains,” writes MPR News political reporter Tim Pugmire.

Under one of the bills unveiled today, the state would assess large railroads up to $32.5 million a year for grade crossing safety improvements.

Today’s Question: Should railroads be taxed to help cover the costs of oil train safety improvements?