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Mar 23, 2015

MN Republicans plan to raise $7B without gas tax

House Speaker Kurt Daudt and other Republican transportation leaders announced their plan to repair and replace 15,500 miles of roads and 330 bridges statewide by “re-aligning” existing tax revenue toward transportation, bonding and general fund money.

Mar 18, 2015

St. Croix bridge segments take shape

Crews of carpenters, ironworkers and quality control experts, clad in yellow safety vests and orange hard hats, are carefully crafting the giant concrete puzzle pieces that will go into the bridge that is so far on schedule to open in 2016.

Mar 11, 2015

DFLer offers compromise for transportation funding

Ron Erhardt's plan borrows some of the ideas currently favored by Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and House Republicans.

Mar 6, 2015

‘Be bold,’ ex-MnDOT chiefs say

Three former state transportation commissioners told the Minnesota Transportation Conference to work across the aisle to get things done, consider transportation’s legacy for future generations, and take a bigger-picture view of infrastructure investment.

Mar 4, 2015

Surplus is $1.9 billion: Now what?

Lawmakers spent week digesting economic forecast data and planning strategies for the looming budget battle.

Feb 11, 2015

Minneapolis seeks state aid for 10th Ave. bridge rehab

Hoping to squeeze more life out of the 2,100-foot-long concrete arch bridge over the Mississippi River, the city has made the project a centerpiece of its 2015 legislative agenda.

Feb 11, 2015

Report: Transportation program to generate 15,000 jobs

The job count in MnDOT's annual report for the Transportation for Economic Development program is for the next three years.

Feb 4, 2015

Transportation package must serve entire state

This is the second of two commentaries on Greater Minnesota transportation options.

Jan 28, 2015

Bridging transportation divide to be challenging

The governor’s plan is similar to one supported by a coalition of transportation and transit advocates and to the plan Senate Democrats put forward, but is light years away from House Republicans’ plan.

Jan 12, 2015

Senate proposes $800M transportation funding plan

The package is likely to face resistance from House Republicans, who unveiled their own transportation plan last week

Jan 9, 2015

Ideas abound to fund roads, transit

The House GOP and transportation advocates offer their plans to improve roads and bridges and expand transit.

Dec 19, 2014

Chamber pitches ‘business-friendly’ agenda

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce lobbyists plan to push for a lesser tax burden on individuals and corporations, and will advocate for the using at least some of the projected $1 billion budget surplus to alleviate transportation shortfalls.

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