Bill For Transportation Projects Signed
The Minnesota House has signed off on a bill directing $105 million in federal funding toward transportation projects after a brief fight with Gov. Mark Dayton and a state agency over information about the money, according to the Associated Press.
The 130-0 House vote Tuesday opened the way for several projects around the state to get started after the Legislature and 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.