Senate Capital Investment Committee Makes Local Stops

Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 9:39 am

A bipartisan delegation of state senators and staff made stops in Pine City and North Branch, Monday, to take a firsthand look at a number of projects seeking state funding in the 2010 Legislative Session.

The group is led by state Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, the chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee,  The tour started at city hall in North Branch and then stopped at the Military Office in Pine City for about 45 minutes.

The Northeastern part of the tour kicked off Monday and will continue through Wednesday.  A stop in Mora is scheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 at city hall.

“We always look forward to meeting with people and viewing firsthand the projects where state dollars may be invested,” said Sen. Langseth in a press release.

Committee members expect roughly $3 billion in capital investment requests by the start of the 2010 session in February.

In 2009, the House and Senate passed a capital investment package which funded nearly $300 million in state investment projects and was expected to create 3,000 Minnesota jobs.

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