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Release: Rep. Youakim Applauds inclusion of Perspectives Family Center in House Jobs and Local Projects Proposal

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SAINT PAUL, Minn.— This week, the House DFL Majority released their revised Jobs and Local Projects or “bonding” legislative package. The legislation, which is a culmination of 43 committee hearings over the biennium where over 250 individual bills were heard, contains $2.524 billion in renovations, repairs, and replacement of public assets like higher education institutions, clean water infrastructure, correctional facilities, roads and bridges, parks and trails, municipal buildings and more. The proposal includes $4.5 million in funding to expand St. Louis Park’s Perspectives Family Center infrastructure in order to better serve the region.

“Perspectives Family Center does incredible work to break cycles and build hope for mothers struggling with addiction and homelessness,” said Rep. Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins) who has championed the measure for the St. Louis Park based center. “Now more than ever, we need to invest in our local communities in all parts of the state, and I’m grateful this project has been included in the House Jobs and Local Projects bill.”

A copy of the proposal can be found here. A spreadsheet of the projects included is available here.