ST.PAUL, MINN. – Members of the Senate Capital Investment Committee will be sticking closer to the Capitol next week when they review #BuildMN bonding requests from projects located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The St. Paul tour kicks off at 8:00 am at the Palace Theater on Tuesday, November 12; while the Minneapolis tour begins with a visit to the Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery at 8:00 am on Wednesday, November 13.
St. Paul tour highlights include visits to the Children’s Museum, Twin Cities Public Television, United Enterprise Labs and Saint Paul College. The Minneapolis schedule is equally packed with visits to the 35W storm tunnels, Upper Harbor Terminal, Hall’s Island, Minneapolis Community and Technical College and the University of Minnesota more.
Senator LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer) who chairs the Capital Investment Committee has been leading tours throughout the state this fall. The Twin Cities tour will be the fourth tour so far. The #BuildMN tour will hear presentations from various city leaders and organizations who have requested funds through the 2014 bonding bill. State legislators from the Twin Cities will also be along to highlight projects in their respective districts.
“The Committee has heard from nearly 100 projects over the past three tours and at each stop we have been met by communities and organizations that are incredibly dedicated to their proposed projects. Meeting with each group and listening to project proposals in person is the best way for committee members to make well-informed funding decisions that will benefit the greatest number of Minnesotans.” Sen. Stumpf said.
One more regional tour is set to take place during the first week of December. Additional day tours of metro-area bonding projects will take place leading up to the start of session on February 24. The tour dates and regions will be as follows:
November 12-13: St. Paul/Minneapolis
December 3-5: Southeast, MN
For additional information on the #BuildMN tour visit Build.MN.
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