House Approves $105 Million for Roads
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota House has signed off on directing $105
million toward transportation projects after a brief fight over information
about federal funding.
The House vote Tuesday opens the way for several projects around the state to
get started, after the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton failed to agree on
funding last session.
Republicans who control the chamber wanted to know how federal money figured in
the projects. But emails provided by the state Department of Transportation were
heavily blacked out. One reason cited by the agency was to avoid revealing
planning items in the governor's budget.
After Dayton told the agency to turn over all the information, the House voted
unanimously to approve the money.