Keep up with relevant news articles from across Minnesota, as well as updates on the campaign.

June 2016

Stalled Transportation Funding is Hurting Minnesota

June 21st, 2016|Categories: Campaign Blogs, Press Releases|

Saint Paul, Minnesota (June 21, 2016 )- Four weeks after the tumultuous end to the regular legislative session, local elected officials, business leaders, and transportation advocates came together today to express frustration about inaction by [...]

Statement on Governor’s position on Special Session

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Campaign Blogs, In the News, Press Releases|

St. Paul, Minnesota (June 1, 2016) – Transportation Forward, a coalition of transportation stakeholders statewide, released a statement today on Governor Dayton's proposal for a possible special session to deal with the legislature's unfinished work [...]

May 2016

May 26, 2016

May 27th, 2016|Categories: In the News|

Duluth News Tribune: Dayton has doubts on transportation funding MinnPost: How a transportation deal didn’t get done at the Legislature MPR: Dayton: Transportation doubtful in special session Politics in MN: Southwest LRT stakeholders in limbo [...]

Coalition Decries Lack of Action as Legislature Runs Out of Time

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: In the News, Press Releases|

St. Paul, Minnesota ( May 23, 2016 ) – The final weeks of the legislative session came down to final minutes and ended with a failure to compromise on transportation. There were multiple efforts from [...]

MAY 23, 2016

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: In the News|

AP: Lawmakers end session in a blur, sans transportation funding (In Politics in MN) Austin Daily Herald: Red Bike is rollin’; Red Bike demand out-pedals supply Duluth News Tribune: Transportation, bonding fail at end of [...]

MAY 19, 2016

May 19th, 2016|Categories: In the News|

MinnPost: Raising Minnesota’s license tab fees could be a key component of any transportation deal. Here’s how it would work — and who would pay MinnPost: Dayton presents two options to break impasse over transportation [...]

MAY 16, 2016

May 17th, 2016|Categories: In the News|

Fox 9: Gov. Dayton's 2 proposals to pay for roads, bridges and transit Minnesota lawmakers are entering the final week of the session without a compromise on transportation spending, so Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing [...]

Governor’s Compromise Proposals

May 16th, 2016|Categories: In the News, Uncategorized|

As the clock runs down on the legislative session, today a coalition of Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota community leaders urged the Minnesota Legislature to increase statewide funding for all transportation modes. The coalition released [...]

MAY 12, 2016

May 12th, 2016|Categories: In the News|

AP: Transportation debate in focus as budget negotiations begin Minnesota legislators entered private negotiations Monday over how to spend a $900 million budget surplus, turning their focus to transportation in an effort to find a [...]

MAY 9, 2016

May 9th, 2016|Categories: In the News|

MinnPost: Political fights over light rail projects in Minnesota are nothing new Sen. Al Franken warned recently about the possible loss of federal funds for the $1.8 billion Southwest LRT project if the state doesn't [...]

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