A construction worker hit a gas line, cutting the city's supply.
The utility says the extra money would be used to invest in its pipeline system.
The gas and electricity provider blundered when trying to refund customers who were overcharged.
This sets up a showdown with the House and Gov. Tim Walz.
Gov. Tim Walz's proposed tax hike has proved controversial.
They want to cut the tax, and make additional taxation optional.
The utility asked people to turn their thermostats down due to strain on its gas system.
It's under $2 a gallon in some places right now
He plans to include it in his budget proposal to fund transportation upgrades.
The utility argues it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
More than 4,800 gallons have leaked since Monday.