Senator Hawj Applauds Governor’s 2014 Bonding Priorities

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wednesday morning Governor Mark Dayton announced his 2014 bonding priorities which total $986 million. Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) is happy to see Gov. Dayton’s bonding proposals included his top two projects. Those projects include $35.86 million for Metropolitan State University to build a new Science Education Center and $450,000 to design and build a Hmong-Lao Veterans Memorial.

“I was delighted to see that the Governor shared my bonding project priorities. Metro State’s new science building will not only add jobs, it will provide new learning space to offer advanced science degrees in the Twin Cities. Equally important is the money for the Hmong-Lao Veterans Memorial – a significant project that honors the Hmong and Lao veterans of the war is Laos who were allied with American forces during the Vietnam War,” Senator Hawj said.

Governor Dayton’s bonding recommendations include an emphasis on higher education with investments of $233 million, and economic development with $232 million proposed which will address statewide housing needs, civic centers and more.

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Foung Hawj represents District 67, which includes the east side of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the central Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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