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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz suggests $1.3 billion in infrastructure projects


February 27, 2019

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Governor Tim Walz toured the Upper Post Veterans Community at Fort Snelling, remodeled as a place to live for formerly homeless veterans. He touted it as an example of important and appropriate investments in Minnesota as he released his $1.3 billion bonding proposal.

Minnesota should borrow nearly $1.3 billion to repair college campus buildings, create more affordable housing and fix roads, bridges and other infrastructure, Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday.

While many pieces of Walz's plan have widespread appeal, Republicans legislators said this is not the year for a large borrowing package. State lawmakers typically pass a bonding bill in even-numbered years. Walz, a Democrat, argued that with low interest rates and high needs, the state should strike a different path this year.


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