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RELEASE: Statement from Rep. John Petersburg on the release of the Road and Bridge Act of 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

SAINT PAUL, MN—On Monday, House and Senate Republicans unveiled their comprehensive, future-oriented proposal for transportation in Minnesota: the Road and Bridge Act of 2015 (House File 4). The Republican plan invests $7 billion more over the next decade without raising taxes. The ten-year approach prioritizes road and bridge infrastructure through:

  • Immediate repair of roads in Minnesota communities.

  • Highway improvements for commuters and commerce.

  • Reliable, long-term funding without raising taxes.

Representative John Petersburg, R-Waseca, vice chair of the House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the plan:

"I'm proud to have been a part of putting together this common-sense, long-term proposal that makes more than $7 billion in investments toward our roads and bridges," Petersburg said. "Minnesotans have asked for a plan that invests in transportation infrastructure without raising taxes. Our plan delivers on that request, showing Minnesotans that we truly can prioritize roads and bridges within our state budget."

For more information on the Republican transportation proposal, please click here.