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Statement from House DFL Leadership on MNLARS, Andover Landfill funding

Monday, March 04, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, the Minnesota House passed MNLARS deficiency funding and general obligation bonding for the projects previously funded through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, including the cleanup of the Andover landfill. Due to their funding source, those projects have been held up in litigation.

Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler released the following statements:

“Today, the House passed funding so we can continue to improve the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System – to reduce wait times and increase efficiency for Minnesotans. We also solved a problem created by the previous Legislature when they unnecessarily borrowed against the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Further, moving quickly to fund the Andover landfill cleanup is critically important to residents of the north metro area,” said Speaker Hortman. “This is an example of how divided government can work if we’re willing to work together, find solutions, and compromise.”

“House DFLers believe in honest budgeting and solving problems facing Minnesotans,” said Majority Leader Winkler. “We hope this is just the first step as we face much more challenging issues this session.”