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Gov. Tim Walz proposes record $2 billion public works plan


January 16, 2020

Glen Stubbe - Star Tribne

Minnesota Gov.Tim Walz unveiled Wednesday his final bonding packages of $2.028 for his Local Jobs and Projects plan. The announcement was at the Department of Public Safety's Emergency Operations Center, which will be replaced in the package.

DFL Gov. Tim Walz unveiled the final phase of a $2 billion state bonding package Wednesday, laying out the details of an ambitious public works plan that Republican lawmakers immediately criticized as bloated and costly.

The money would pay for a record number of local projects around the state, from repurposing a monorail track as a walkway at the Minnesota Zoo to repairing a sea wall and lakewalk in Duluth. Significant state building projects Walz debuted Wednesday included $29.5 million for a new Emergency Operations Center and $21.3 million for improvements to the laboratory that serves the state health and agricultural departments.


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