The Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council supports the strong $1.27B bonding package Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced on February 26.
“By making substantial capitol investments in transportation, higher education, housing, corrections and state asset preservation, the Walz-Flanagan Administration is demonstrating its commitment to meeting our state’s construction needs now and, in the future,” said Executive Director Jessica Looman.
“This bonding proposal will create jobs for Building Trades members in the entire state of Minnesota. The investments in our higher education campuses, our water infrastructure and local roads and bridges will help support our communities and grow the economies of greater Minnesota,” said Craig Olson, Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Duluth Building Trades Council.
Under the Minnesota State Constitution, the State of Minnesota may issue bonds in order to acquire, build or improve public buildings and infrastructure. The Bonding proposal released today would fund 73 projects across Minnesota. Fifty-one percent of the projects would have statewide impact, and 22% of the projects are in greater Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council is the advocate voice for 70,000 construction professionals working in 15 trades and represented by 48 affiliated local unions across Minnesota.