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State Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing examines paperwork about a public works funding bill Monday. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Bonding plan last part of legislative puzzle

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ST. PAUL — The last remaining major puzzle piece to finishing the 2014 Minnesota Legislature’s session is set to be put in place.


Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, Monday announced a proposal topping $1 billion to fund public works projects around the state. It came two weeks before the Legislature must adjourn for the year.

Red Wing’s River Renaissance work was included in the plan, but funded at $1.6 million rather than the full $6 million requested.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.