Governor’s Bonding Proposal Contains Funds for Southwest Corridor
Sen. Ron Latz stated his support of Governor Dayton’s $775 million Capital Investment proposal that will create jobs across Minnesota and contains a major investment in the Southwest Light Rail Corridor initiative.
“The Governor’s proposal released on Tuesday includes $25 million in bonding funds for the Southwest Corridor,” Sen. Latz noted. “This is certainly good news for the residents of the southwest metro who daily battle increasing traffic congestion.”
The bonding bill is also good news for the entire state, Sen. Latz noted: “The Governor’s proposal will put over 21,000 Minnesotans back to work with good-paying jobs. Along with the Governor’s Jobs Proposal announced last week, we will get Minnesotans back to work and help the middle class regain the economic security they are looking for.”
Included in the Governor’s proposal are investments for road and bridge improvements, infrastructure upgrades at Minnesota’s colleges and universities, and public safety infrastructure improvements.
“It’s time to put Minnesota back to work and to make the investments that will benefit our children and grandchildren,” Sen. Latz said. “Let’s put aside partisan bickering and work together for the citizens of our state. I pledge to work with the Governor to get a solid bonding bill passed.”
Sen. Latz added: “With a bold and targeted capital investment package, we can, as the Governor noted, help private-sector companies put many Minnesotans back to work. If we act quickly, we can get the shovels in the ground and paychecks in the mail as soon as this summer.”