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Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee makes stops in Austin and Albert Lea

The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee stopped in Austin and Albert Lea last week, and committee member District 27 Senator Dan Sparks, DFL’er from Austin told KAUS News that the committee toured several projects that have requested state bonding funding…

Senator Sparks went on to state that it’s a good sign that committee chair Dave Senjem from Rochester has stated that the committee will be looking to put projects that benefit cities and their citizens, such as wastewater infrastructure projects at the top of the list for funding in 2020….

The widest gulf in recent memory between Minnesota Republicans and Democrats on an upcoming 2020 bonding package for state public works projects.  Senate Republicans say their number will be around 700 million dollars, while House Democrats plan a whopping 3.5 billion dollars, possibly the biggest bonding proposal ever.  Senator Sparks stated that he’s hopeful the two sides can agree on a compromise…

Lawmakers return to Saint Paul February 11th.


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