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Three Minnesota state representatives huddle Tuesday, April 9, 2013, before hearing a bill funding public works projects. From left they are Reps. Dean Urdahl of Grove City, Bob Dettmer of Forest Lake and Steve Green of Fosston. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Bonding leader urges officials to push for bill

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ST. PAUL -- Communities across Minnesota should pressure lawmakers to support a public works funding bill, its House sponsor says.

“I think those local communities absolutely have a vested interest in this bill,” Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, said Tuesday after introducing her $800 million measure to fund projects ranging from renovating the state Capitol building to fixing college roofs.


She used Red Wing as an example.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.