ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A House bonding committee is taking up a $28 million proposal for flood-relief projects from Austin to Roseau.

Tuesday’s hearing in the House Capital Investment Committee comes as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s recommendation for $1 billion in state borrowing has gone nowhere in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Dayton wanted to fund projects including civic centers, a minor-league ballpark and college labs.

GOP lawmakers have said they prefer to limit borrowing to emergency flood-related projects this year.

The bill from Republican Rep. Larry Howes of Walker would pay a share of local projects in up to 19 communities to control future floods and prevent damage to homes, infrastructure and crops.

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Comments (2)
  1. Ahead of you. says:

    Here is an idea. Take care of yourself. No more welfare for individuals or governments. Ever hear of insurance?

  2. TG says:

    I’ve got a cost effective way of limitting flooding issues…


    Ah who am I kidding that would be totally against almost any Tea Party ideals… Even though we spend a fortune protecting/relocating/rebuilding those peoples homes… They do after all have a right to be idiots and then get bailed out don’t they… (Kinda like wall street)

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