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Rep. Alice Hausman of St. Paul discusses her public works funding bill Tuesday. It would spend $850 million for projects around the state, with another bill spending $125 million of the state budget surplus. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

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ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author calling it “inadequate” and a Republican who usually supports public works projects saying he could not vote for it.


At this point the bill includes $6 million for Red Wing’s proposed River Town Renaissance, a riverfront development project. The governor’s proposal includes nothing.

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