Federal economic stimulus money will provide $180 million for 60 Minnesota transportation projects outside the Twin Cities, including one in Alexandria, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Wednesday. By the time all money is received, Minnesota officials expect to receive $596 million for state and local highway and transit projects in the coming two years.
Two Democratic Minnesota U.S. House committee chairmen broke on opposite sides of the economic stimulus package the House passed Wednesday night. The $819 billion package passed 244-118. Senators are expected to take up a slightly different package next week.
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