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Associated Press, Published May 08 2010

Dayton pushes major construction bill

ST. PAUL – Democrat Mark Dayton says if he becomes governor, he would push for $1 billion to $1.2 billion worth of construction projects next year to create jobs.

The former U.S. senator outlined his employment proposals on Friday at the Capitol.

He is running in a competitive primary against former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza and House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

Dayton says he would start a $200 million to

$300 million revolving fund to pay for efficiency upgrades to public buildings, creating as many as 50,000 jobs over a decade.

He says he would reject legislation to repeal Minnesota’s ban on new nuclear power plants because of environmental and safety concerns.


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