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State Representative Carlos Mariani

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Posted: Oct 29 2013 3:50PM
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Mariani: Strong Bonding Bill Will Reinvigorate Downtown St. Paul

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, members of the Minnesota House of Representatives Capital Investment Committee visited St. Paul to review projects under consideration for a bonding bill that will be introduced during the 2014 legislative session.

The projects are designed to create jobs and improve roads, schools, and other infrastructure in local communities.

Today’s tour included several stops in Rep. Carlos Mariani’s district. Projects assessed by the committee included:

  • Expansion and improvements for the Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Renovation of the Palace Theater
  • Improvements for the Minnesota Museum of American Art

“The Children’s Museum is a true gem of our city,” said Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL – St. Paul). “A larger museum will reinvigorate downtown St. Paul, increase revenue from more people visiting this major attraction, and provide greater learning opportunities for young people.”

Rep. Mariani views a strong bonding bill as one of a number of ways state lawmakers can keep the state’s economy healthy and growing.

“The proposed projects for the bonding bill will put Minnesotans back to work, but we should also take additional steps like raising the minimum wage so those who are underemployed can make a better living,” added Mariani. “That kind of one-two punch is a good recipe for economic growth.”

Rep. Mariani encourages his constituents to contact him with feedback about potential bonding bill projects. He can be reached by phone at (651) 296-9714, by email at rep.carlos.mariani@house.mn, or by postal mail at 381 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

The 2014 legislative session kicks off next year on February 25.

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