Minnesota Legislature: Transportation



With the state treasury facing projected $4.8 billion budget deficit, lawmakers must decide whether to make up some of that gap with additional revenue. (Midday, 01/14/2009)
While most every area of state government faces trims, bridge and road funding can't be touched. (01/07/2009)
Minnesota transportation officials outlined a $2.5 billion draft bridge improvement plan that would replace 11 major highway and freeway spans over the next decade -- a top priority set by lawmakers after last year's Interstate 35W bridge collapse. (06/16/2008)
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin will chair a board that will decide how to spend about $1 billion over the next 10 years. (05/07/2008)
University of Minnesota officials disagree with the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor route through the U of M campus, as the clock ticks on the application for funding. (04/30/2008)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has named Tom Sorel, an official with the Federal Highway Administration, as the state's next transportation comissioner. (04/21/2008)
With a month left in the 2008 Legislative session, that plan to compensate victims of the 35W bridge collapse is stuck. (04/18/2008)
Advocates of the Central Corridor light rail line vented Tuesday over Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of state financing for the project and said it's up to him to keep the project from withering. (04/08/2008)
The recently-enacted transportation bill raises the gas tax for all Minnesotans, and it also includes a metro-area sales tax. State lawmakers gave metro area counties the power to raise a 0.25 percent sales tax to pay for transit projects. (03/25/2008)
State Rep. Kathy Tingelstad already paid a political price for going against her party to support a transportation spending bill. Now, Tingelstad says she won't run for re-election. (03/24/2008)
The Minnesota Senate has tentatively scheduled a vote on Transportation Commissioner Carol Molnau for Thursday that could cost Molnau her job. (02/27/2008)
Now that the state Transportation Department has millions of new dollars to spend on repair and construction projects, it's time to decide which ones get done first. (02/27/2008)
Now that the gas tax is going up, how will Minnesota compare with bordering states, and will the state lose business in border communities? (02/26/2008)
The Legislature pushed the transportation bill through with enough votes to override a veto from Gov. Pawlenty for the first time. (Midday, 02/26/2008)
One of the tax increases in the transportation bill vetoed by Gov. Pawlenty is an optional one-quarter percent sales tax for Twin Cities transit. Advocates say the money would supply a long needed, dedicated source of transit funding for the metro area. (02/22/2008)

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