Dayton Dangles Road Projects to be Built Under His Plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says his transportation funding proposal would result in 600 road-and-bridge improvement projects across the state.
Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation released the would-be projects Tuesday in an attempt to build support for the plan. It relies on new gas taxes and registration fees, which has made it a tough sell at the Capitol.
It's not typical for governors to release lists of prospective projects before a funding proposal is adopted. The list includes interstate stretches as well as state highways in most counties.
Dayton has made transportation a focal point of his 2015 legislative agenda. Republicans who control the House have proposed a smaller-scale funding package.