6/17/2009

Minnesota received a $502 million boost from the federal economic-stimulus package, write Tim Worke, highway and transportation director, and Dave Semerad, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota. However, they also note that lawmakers in the state did not fully understand that the stimulus package would have little effect on the building construction sector. As a result, they write, state legislation that would have funded construction projects did not pass.

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