Among the accounts that will benefit are the Transportation Economic Development program and the Corridors of Commerce program.
(Published May 12, 2014)
The supplemental budget conference committee on May 7 considered a number of provisions outside its $293 million general fund target. One of the actions the committee took was to distribute dedicated trunk highway dollars.
Trunk highway dollars are a portion of the funds derived from the gas tax, the motor vehicle sales tax, and license tab fees. The items that were approved and expected to be a part of the conference committee report are the following:
The full conference committee report for HF 3172 (Rep. Lynn Carlson, DFL-Crystal, and Sen. Richard Cohen, DFL-St. Paul) will not be released until the committee has completed its work on general fund and non-general fund appropriations. Additional transportation funding is expected to be included in the 2014 omnibus capital investment bill, HF 1068/SF 882 (Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, and Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer). (Read related article about bonding and cash for roads).
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