Senator Stumpf Comments on Governor Dayton’s Bonding Proposals

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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LeRoy Stumpf represents District 1, which includes all or portions of Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties in the northwestern part of the state. He is the chair of the Capital Investment Committee.

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