January 18, 2010

State bonding bill is a major let down for Rochester

By Kelley Luckstein

For southeastern Minnesota, this state bonding bill is a bummer. There were nearly $100 million in area requests -- but only $2 million funded, under Gov. Tim Pawlenty's $685 million bonding recommendation.


The governor unveiled his bonding proposal Friday at the state Capitol -- a prelude to the Minnesota Legislature's start on Feb. 4. His proposal was $40 million lower than expected. "The whole economy is going through the worst challenge it has since World War II," Pawlenty said.




Post Bulletin, by Jeffery Pieters, 1/16/10

Tags: Railroad, southern rail corridor, state bonding bill

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