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By DAVID MONTGOMERY and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: May 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican legislative[…]

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By Associated Press March 31, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House on Friday approved a transportation bill that majority Republicans say will fund much-needed repairs to roads and bridges. The nearly $2.2 billion legislation passed by a vote of 76-54 largely along party lines. Republicans said the plan puts money toward projects that sorely need it after[…]

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Coalition members spoke with elected officials regarding the importance of passing a transportation bill during the 2017 legislative session. Attendees were able to hear elected officials insights surrounding transportation, along with the opportunity to share the coalition’s ideas, concerns, and legislative priorities. Specifically, members expressed the need a transportation bill that includes robust funding for[…]

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Steve Bot, President of the I-94 West Corridor Coalition, testified in from of the Minnesota House of Representatives Transportation Finance committee in support of House File 231, authored by Representative Lucero, which would provide funding and money appropriation to the Corridor of Commerce program. The 2013 Minnesota Legislature created the Corridors of Commerce program by[…]

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I-94 Corridor Coalition Hosted Legislative Preview Lunch Coalition supporters attended the lunch where they were able to hear transportation leaders and elected officials speak Transportation is expected to be hot topic during the 2016 legislative session. On February 26th the I-94 West Corridor Coalition hosted a luncheon where attendees were able to hear first hand from[…]

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By Editorial Board Star Tribune Bipartisan accord on anything pertaining to transportation funding at the Minnesota Legislature is so rare that when it appears, it warrants notice. That’s why we were drawn to a letter circulated by Gov. Mark Dayton last week that was signed by 11 current and past chairs of legislative transportation committees[…]

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