Posted at: 10/02/2013 12:26 AM
Updated at: 10/02/2013 12:29 AM
By: Zach Hammer
Local lawmakers are touring Minnesota, promoting several bonding projects that could mean big money coming to the Northland.
On Tuesday, the statewide tour stopped at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
State Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL - Chisholm) says that those big-money projects could bring jobs with it.
“The bonding bill is a big, big, bill. Hopefully it's in the billion dollar area,” he said. “The urgency and the need for these projects are being highlighted in this area right now, so they can be part of the bonding bill, and we can get some new buildings, new construction, new jobs up in this area.”
The Capital Investment Committee, on which Tomassoni sits, will look at $13 million in bonding requests for Duluth alone:
According to Sen. Tomassoni, the Committee will also look at $20 million in bonding requests for Iron Range projects.
The Minnesota Senate bonding tour continues on the Range tomorrow and across the state through October 3rd.
For more information on where the lawmakers will be presenting, head to their Facebook page.