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Sen. Bonoff: High Speed Rail Crucial for Business

The DFL State Senator discussed the issue as part of debate on the transportation omnibus bill.

argued yesterday that businesses need high speed rail to be competitive.  Republicans had proposed cutting $1 Million in funding to plan and design high speed rail in Minnesota. After debate, Republicans relented and agreed to restore the funding.

This debate is part of the effort by the Minnesota Senate to pass a transportation omnibus bill this week. The Minnesota House of Representatives passed five omnibus finance bills last week, which left Republican leaders more optimistic. But DFLers were not as upbeat. 

Every week,  Minnetonka Patch features video segments with your local lawmakers:  (DFL-District 43), (R-District 42), (R-District 33),  (DFL-District 43B),  (R-District 33B), and  (R-District 42A). The UpTake is a non-profit, citizen-driven, on-line video news gathering organization, established in 2007.

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