May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
ST. PAUL â The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican suppo…continue reading on dglobe.com
May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
ST. PAUL â Southwest Minnesotaâs long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed.
Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for …continue reading on dglobe.com
January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Don Davis, Forum News Service
ST. PAUL â Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton took the first step in what has become an annual political dance about funding construction projects.
Dayton unveiled on Wednesday his suggestion to borrow $986 million for …continue reading on dglobe.com
October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
JACKSON â Sen. LeRoy Stumpf said it was a nearly impossible task ahead.
In a Minnesota Senate bonding tour stop Thursday morning at the Jackson campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College, the Democratic senator from Plummer said he…continue reading on dglobe.com
May 17, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House defeated a public works funding bill this afternoon, but even with a Monday adjournment deadline looming it still could come back up. Continue Reading
May 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL A bill to fund local road and bridge work, flood prevention measures, civic centers and other projects throughout the state appears stalled in the Minnesota Legislature as time runs down on the session. Continue Reading
April 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
The Minnesota House bonding bill released this week (see above story) contains good news for those in the Douglas County region, according to Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake. Continue Reading
April 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
$750 million bonding bill creates 21,000 jobs, he saysST. PAUL Minnesota would borrow money for relatively small projects, such as $775,000 to improve Clara City streets, to a massive one that all Minnesotans would notice, a $109 million Capitol building renovation, under the governor’s public works funding proposal. Continue Reading
April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL Minnesota communities have plenty of suggestions for how to spend state dollars borrowed for public works projects. In fact, they have too many. Continue Reading
September 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune
ST. PAUL Gov. Mark Dayton handed state construction dollars to a minor-league St. Paul ballpark and projects in Duluth and Wadena on Thursday, passing over civic centers in Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud after the Republican-controlled Legislature punted on choosing among the regional projects.