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Despite agreement on need, breakthrough on transportation spending at Capitol remains elusive


Republicans and DFLers at the State Capitol have been united in calls for a big spending boost on Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure, but an enduring disagreement about how to pay for it is making progress unlikely for the second year in a row.

Leaders from the two parties say that an additional $600 million to $700 million a year is needed to both maintain the state’s rapidly aging roads and bridges, and to add to it in key spots where population growth is outpacing what the system can handle.


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