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Rep. Hicks Applauds Inclusion of Local Projects in Infrastructure Bill

Monday, May 22, 2023

SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, on the last day of the 2023 Legislative Session, the Minnesota House passed a bipartisan package of legislation (HF669 and HF670) investing in jobs and infrastructure projects throughout the state. State Representative Kim Hicks (DFL - Rochester), secured investments for local projects.

“This infrastructure bill delivers important and needed projects for our area,” said Rep. Kim Hicks. “Our quality of life will be enhanced by these investments. As a mom, I understand the importance of these projects and the benefit for our families. This is a bright day for our local communities and communities throughout the state.”

Local projects in the bill include the Rochester Community and Technical College Heintz Center Design, Willow Creek Trail, Olmsted County Pollution Control, Olmsted County US14/CSAH44 interchange, Rochester Park-and-Ride Design, Olmsted Graham Park Redevelopment, City of Rochester Regional Parks, Children’s Museum of Rochester, Flood Hazard protection for Kasson, Root River State Trail, Chester woods Trail, North Zumbro Sanitary District.

Having passed both the House and Senate, the bills now head to Governor Walz for his anticipated signature. Video of today’s floor debate can be found on the House Public Information YouTube channel