State Capitol stalemate could risk federal infrastructure dollars
MAY 30, 2022
Minnesota leaders have been anticipating an infusion of federal cash to bolster the state’s infrastructure — from bridges and roads to cybersecurity and drinking water pipes — on a scale not seen since the New Deal.
But some of that money could be in jeopardy.
State matching dollars are key to unlocking a portion of the $7.3 billion in federal funds Minnesota expects to get from the massive federal package Congress passed last year. But those state dollars are tied up in a broad spending and tax agreement that collapsed at the end of the legislative session Sunday.