“This transportation budget remains full of shifts and gimmicks from the Senate Republicans even though my colleagues and I tried to amend it into a budget that would benefit the state of Minnesota,” said Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), DFL Lead of the Transportation Committee. “Transportation is about people accessing opportunities and our economy’s ability to create prosperity. Siphoning general fund resources away from public education, from health care for seniors and the disabled, from property tax relief is irresponsible. Gutting support for transit will profoundly disrupt lives. Unlike other budget areas, transportation has constitutionally dedicated fund streams (that aren’t keeping up) and should be reformed instead of depending on unsustainable shifts.”
Chief Author Senator Nick Frentz is please to announce his legislation to fund the four-lane expansion of Hwy 14 from Nicollet to New Ulm passed both the House and Senate last night and is on its way to the governor’s office.
Sen. Frentz and Sen. Dahms author bipartisan legislation with solution to fund Hwy. 14 safety improvements
Chief Author Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) and Co-author Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) are pleased their bipartisan legislation, S.F. 3878, to finish Highway 14 upgrades and safety improvements passed out of the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy committee today. The proposal would allow for four lanes of travel to be built on Highway 14 from Nicollet to New Ulm.
Senator Greg Clausen wants area residents to plan for major road work around the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport starting in April and going through October 2020.
Minnesota Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, and Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, praised Governor Walz today for making historic investments in Minnesotans’ top priorities.
“House and Senate Republicans have aggressively attacked transit riders this year, taking aim at those people who we should be reaching out to the most – students who depend on transit to get to class; seniors who can no longer drive but want to stay active in their communities; young people who cannot afford to, or simply don’t want to be forced into car ownership; Minnesotans with disabilities who rely on transit to get where they need to go; and people who need transit because they would otherwise not be able to get to work.