Saint Paul – This morning, Governor Dayton released his bonding proposal which would put 21,000 Minnesotans back to work on critical projects to improve Minnesota’s infrastructure. Leaders representing working families from around the state welcomed the Governor’s proposal and lauded him for his commitment to creating good jobs in Minnesota.
“Governor Dayton recognizes that despite strong job growth over the last year, we cannot simply rest on our laurels and hope that growth continues. Governor Dayton’s jobs and infrastructure bill is a proactive plan that will create 21,000 new private sector jobs. This is especially good news for workers in the building and construction trades, a sector that has not experienced the same post-recession rebound that other industries have. Minnesota will only maintain our economic leadership if we make investments in our future. Governor Dayton recognizes that improving our aging infrastructure is part of that future. We are confident that Legislators also recognize the need to create jobs and improve our infrastructure and will send a bill to the Governor’s desk this session.”
- Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson
“I applaud Governor Dayton for proposing investments in Minnesota’s infrastructure. This proposal will put construction workers to work in every corner of Minnesota repairing, rebuilding, and expanding public structures and facilities that will benefit us all.”
- John Raines, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
“With today’s announcement, Governor Dayton demonstrated his continued commitment to creating good jobs here in Minnesota. Investments in our infrastructure will put thousands of Minnesotans back to work on projects that will position our state for success in the future.”
- Harry Melander, President, Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council