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Minnesota Governor Announces 2024 Infrastructure Plan

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz announces the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan, their capital investment recommendation for the upcoming legislative session. The $982 million plan invests in infrastructure improvements across the state, including funding for water and transportation infrastructure, housing, and public safety.

“The investments in our 2024 Infrastructure Plan are investments in the well-being and future of Minnesota,” Walz said. “We have an obligation to ensure every Minnesotan has access to clean water, well-maintained infrastructure, safe communities, and state buildings that are safe and accessible. These projects will support local governments in their work to improve our infrastructure and create good-paying jobs in every corner of the state.”

“Infrastructure investments like those laid out in our plan are one critical way we ensure we’re making life easier for all Minnesotans,” Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan said. “In addition to the important infrastructure investments, this plan will help more Minnesotans find a safe, affordable place to call home and create additional early childhood programs and facilities to continue to put Minnesota on a path to becoming the best state for kids and families.”

Water Systems and Transportation
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan invests more than $215 million in water and transportation infrastructure, including more than $119 million to support grants and low-interest loans to keep water clean and replace lead pipes. The plan includes $28 million to establish new grant programs to help remove contaminants like PFAS from drinking water. Additionally, $2 million is invested in developing a continuous nitrate monitoring network.
Public Safety
Walz and Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $142 million for public safety projects, including expanding laboratory and investigatory capacity for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and planning for a Minnesota State Patrol headquarters. The Infrastructure Plan also includes $47 million to build the infrastructure needed to provide rehabilitative programming and educational space for incarcerated individuals.
Walz and Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $97 million for housing and environment, with more than half of that in Housing Infrastructure Bonds to back the development of multifamily housing supporting people facing homelessness, seniors, and families to find safe housing. The infrastructure plan also includes more than $16 million to update the Minneapolis Veterans Home to better meet residents’ needs.
Maintain State Infrastructure
The 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $440 million to maintain and renew the buildings that taxpayers own and rely on every day, including nearly $206 million for Minnesota State and the University of Minnesota to repair and renovate buildings.
Other Infrastructure
Walz and Flanagan’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan includes more than $85 million for other infrastructure needs across the state, including $40 million for local government projects and $5 million in grants to construct and renovate early childhood facilities and help ensure families have access to early childhood programs housed in safe facilities.
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