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Dayton Signs Construction, Tax, Budget Bills with No Vetoes

Updated: 05/20/2014 10:16 AM
Created: 05/20/2014 10:13 AM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a trio of major bills that he says will help Minnesota's economic growth.

The governor was surrounded by legislative Democrats on Tuesday as he signed the tax, budget and construction project bills without a single line-item veto.  The construction bills include $111 million in projects for the Northland.

The tax bill provides for another $103 million in cuts on top of earlier rollbacks this session - about a half-billion dollars in all.

The construction bill sets the course for more than $1 billion in building projects.

Dayton has a two-week window to act on legislative bills. Other major bills remaining are legalization of medical marijuana and revocation of Minnesota Lottery online games.

Northland projects in the construction bills include:

  • AEOA office building, $3 million
  • Aitkin County Fairground food services building, $325,000 (cash)
  • Bemidji State University, $13.79 million
  • Big Lake Area Sanitary Sewer District, $4.5 million
  • Duluth-NorShor Theater, $6.95 million (cash)
  • Duluth-Spirit Mountain water system, $3.4 million (cash)
  • Duluth-Wade Stadium, $2.3 million (cash)
  • Giants Ridge, $3.8 million (cash)
  • Hermantown regional health study, $250,000 (cash)
  • International Falls Airport, $2.2 million
  • Lake Superior College, $5.266 million
  • Lake Superior-Poplar River Water District, $1.11 million (cash)
  • Northeast Higher Education District, $3.344 million
  • Northeast Regional Corrections Center, $1 million
  • Range Regional Airport, $5 million
  • Red Lake School District, $5.491 million
  • Reif Center-Grand Rapids ISD 318, $3.897 million
  • Rice Lake Twp. Water main, $1.168 million
  • St. Louis Co. Sheriff's Rescue/Storage facility, $700,000
  • Sandstone business park, $200,000 (cash)
  • UMD building, $1.5 million
  • Vermilion State Park, $14 million
  • Virginia-Hwy. 53 utility relocation, $19.5 million
  • Voyageurs/BWCAW water treatment, $8.567 million

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