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Release: Rep. Huot delivers millions in Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Eagan investments

Thursday, June 8, 2023

St. Paul, MN - With the 2023 Legislative Session adjourned for the year, and a new two-year state budget passed into law, State Representative John Huot (DFL - Rosemount) delivered millions in investments for his district.

All of our work we accomplished is grounded in the values we share with our families, friends, neighbors, and communities,” said Rep. Huot. “Our neighbors in the south metro are tired of gridlock; they elected to do this work, and as a result, we were able to secure big wins for Rosemount, Apple Valley, and Eagan.”

Several forms of direct funding for the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan and the surrounding communities come from the new Tax Bill, which includes funding for Public Safety Aid. From this form of aid, Rosemount is receiving $1,143,588 million, Apple Valley is receiving $2,464,493, and Eagan is receiving $3,023,224 for public safety. Dakota County is receiving more than $26 million in total county aid.

The state’s new, transformational $2.2 billion K-12 Education Budget closes the gaps of the special education and English language learner cross-subsidies, and provides a 4% per-pupil increase in the general education formula in 2024 and a 2% increase in 2025 for an investment totaling $704 million over the biennium. In total, this budget provides more than $51 million for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD #196 schools over the next two years.

Separate from the state budget, one of the final bills passed during the legislative session was a $2.6 billion Capital Investment bill, delivering one-time funds to shovel-ready projects throughout the state. In the south metro, the Rosemount Readiness Center will receive more than $24 million for construction improvements, while the bill included more than $18 million for the Minnesota Zoo. 

Statewide investments authored by Rep. Huot that came out of the legislature this year include $92 million for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus chemistry undergraduate teaching lab, a $5 million investment for recruiting more police officers, $2.2 to construct a roundabout on Highway 3 at its intersection with 142nd Street West in Rosemount, funding for Emergency Medical Services training in high schools, investments in body armor for police, fire and EMS professionals, and obtaining the land to build a new public safety facility in Rosemount.