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Sen. Pappas supports Dayton Bonding Bill

Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL-St. Paul), the DFL Lead on the Senate Bonding Committee, supports Governor Dayton’s call for the timely passage of a $1.5 billion bonding bill.

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Disappointments in Bonding Bill

The final minutes of the 2016 Legislative Session ended just short of passing a bonding bill which would have created thousands of jobs. The greater White Bear Lake area had several critical projects at stake in the bill, including $1.78 million for a study of the water levels on White Bear Lake, funding for several projects at Century College as well as a request for a White Bear Lake Community Achievement Center. Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) released the following statement about how the session ended.

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Capital Investment

After failing to pass a Bonding Bill on the last night of session, due to the House and Senate passing different versions of the bill with no time to reconcile before midnight – legislative leaders spend the summer of 2016 trying to come to an agreement. A funding mechanism for the South West Light Rail […] Read more