ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday, the Senate passed a bill to appropriate more than $300 million in federal funding for construction projects on Minnesota highways. Another bill passed by the Senate would fund additional resources for the state Attorney General’s Office to assist county attorneys in prosecuting violent crime.
“Minnesotans deserve the right to feel safe, whether that’s on our highways or in our communities,” said Sen. Judy Seeberger (DFL-Afton). “The infrastructure bill passed today makes a major investment into upkeep of roads and bridges around the state. Additionally, the new funding for the Attorney General’s Office that was also passed today will help our county attorneys prosecute violent offenders and make our communities safer. These common sense bills were proposed in previous years, but were left on the table due to partisan gridlock. I look forward to continuing the work of improving the lives of Minnesotans and making our communities safer places to live.”