Minnesota House passes $1.9 billion infrastructure bonding bill

By Jessie Van Berkel Star Tribune October 15, 2020. Photo by Glen Stubbe. 

The Minnesota House passed a nearly $1.9 billion public works infrastructure package Wednesday that lawmakers and workers in the construction industry heralded as a critical economic stimulus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The most important reason to pass this bill is the jobs that the bonding portion of the bill creates. But every portion of this bill is essential to economic recovery in COVID-19,” Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman said.

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