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Toll Roads Bill Stalled in Minnesota House
A plan to create public-private partnerships in finishing major road construction projects stalled in the Minnesota House this session. It would have created toll roads to help pay for them.
Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Tiered Water Pricing
Governor Dayton has signed into a law a bill that eliminates a state mandate to create a tiered water pricing system. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell and senator John Pederson of St. Cloud, lifts the mandate which would have taken effect January 1st.
Pederson’s Construction Savings Bill Passes Senate
A bill to cut down on the costs for road repairs in Minnesota has passed the Senate by a vote of 65-0. Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud is the bill's sponsor. He says it removes the designation of solid waste from the slurry created during concrete cutting in road projects.
St. Cloud Senator’s Bill Would Maintain Longer Jobless Benefits
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a bill that would maintain access to longer unemployment benefits for the state's jobless. The bill cleared the Senate unanimously Monday after passing the House last month. It now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The legislation makes a technical adju…