abc
QUICK LINKS:

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

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Justin's 2014-2015 Winter Prediction

    Winter is right around the corner and the question on everybody's mind is will we have a winter like last year.  With record stretches of cold and record snowfall last year is one we one like to forget. Chief meteorologist Justin Liles lets us know what we can expect this year

  • Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout was found Unresponsive in House Fire Day Before

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, authorities say that same woman was found by her neighbors unresponsive and not breathing after they saw flames coming from a downtown Lake Nebagamon home. 

  • Funding for Military Funeral Personnel Restored

    On Thursday, Rep. Rick Nolan received a letter from the Secretary of the Army that funding for the playing of "Taps," a rifle salute, and delivering a folded American flag will be restored.

  • Preparing for Ebola: Health System Working Together

    People who work in the Northland's health system are communicating on a regular basis, to prepare for Ebola, even though it's unlikely to appear here.

  • St. Luke's Honored by American Heart Association

    St. Luke's received three honors from the American Heart Association on Thursday, for their approach and teamwork when taking care of heart and stroke patients.

 

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland
Expires: 10/31/2014 11:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Iron
Expires: 10/31/2014 11:00 AM

Lakeshore Flood Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Alger; Baraga; Gogebic; Houghton; Keweenaw; Marquette; Ontonagon
Expires: 10/31/2014 2:00 PM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Houghton; Keweenaw; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 10/31/2014 12:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement