Says Job-Creating Projects Will Be Funded for First Time Since 2020, Bringing Long-Awaited Improvements and Economic Opportunity to All Corners of MN
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) said the Senate has passed a pair of measures that will deliver a transformative $2.6 billion in infrastructure and water projects that will create jobs and economic development in communities across Minnesota. It’s the first time such projects have been approved since 2020.
Majority Leader Dziedzic said the two measures — authored by Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) – invests in road and bridge projects, water and waste treatment improvements, construction at state colleges and universities, local governments, and funding for proven community groups and nonprofits. The projects will create thousands of good-paying jobs and, when finished, bring improvements and future economic opportunities for communities.
“These investments will deliver hundreds of long-awaited projects to communities across the state and create the jobs and economic opportunity that have been put off for too long,” said Majority Leader Dziedzic. “We are investing in the unmet needs of Minnesota communities – from wastewater treatment to construction of needed facilities that will enhance economic development for communities, businesses, and working Minnesotans and help them thrive.”
“This legislation will be a north star for communities across the state who will benefit from the monumental investments in this measure,” said Senator Pappas, Chair of the Capital Investment Committee. “The infrastructure and jobs package that we passed today answers the calls for support that we’ve heard throughout this session. Town and city leaders have come to the Capitol for months to share their urgent needs in water quality, road and bridge safety, waste management, local government projects and more. Today, we lived up to our promise as legislators to deliver the resources our constituents need to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.”