ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wednesday morning Governor Mark Dayton announced his 2014 bonding proposals to a packed press conference in his reception room. His list of proposals totals $986 million – and is projected to create thousands of jobs across the state. The Governor said projects that were ‘shovel ready’ were a priority on his list as stimulating the economy and getting people back to work are vital reasons for a large bonding bill.
Senator LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer), Chair of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee says he is excited about the Governor’s recommendations.
“The money listed in the Governor’s bonding proposals will go a long way toward strengthening both the infrastructure and the economy in our state. The Governor and Senate Capital Investment Committee saw a lot of need throughout the state during our tours this fall; the committee members and I look forward to releasing our own proposal in the coming months,” Senator Stumpf 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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