Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to create nearly 40,000 family sustaining jobs:
“With his jobs bill, Governor Dayton continues to lead in making Minnesota an even better place to live and work. The projects outlined in his $1.4 billion bonding proposal will improve vital infrastructure, such as bridges, buildings, and water quality in communities across the state.
“Upgrading infrastructure is one of the smartest things state government can do for our economy. The Governor’s plan will put tens of thousands of Minnesotans to work in family sustaining jobs. When more people work, more people spend money, leading to a stronger economy.
“We urge lawmakers to take advantage of Minnesota’s strong fiscal standing to improve infrastructure and put even more people to work.”