July 21, 2011

Fewer funds cut for Minn. in revised transportation bill

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s Republican House and Senate reduced the planned state funding cut they had previously approved, MinnPost reported.

Officials agreed to provide $78 million for regional transit in the next two years, about halfway between the $129 million approved for the previous two years and the $20 million originally approved by the two houses. Leading business groups opposed the Legislature's original funding cut, fearing the negative impact it would have on the region's economy and workforce. For the full story, click here.

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