Transportation: $416 million (38 percent of the total)
including $225 million to provide the state's share of replacing 600 local bridges, which would likely include:
-The Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, $24 million.
-Highway 1 over the Big Fork River in Koochiching County, $3 million.
-Highway 17 over the Minnesota River in Redwood County, $1.5 million.
-St. Anthony Parkway over the BNSF & CP Railroad in Minneapolis, $6.9 million.
-Highway 2 over the Zumbro River in Wabasha County, $2.8 million.
-The Wheelock Street over the CP Railroad and Trout Brook in St. Paul, $2.5 million.
-The Thompson Bridge over the Red River in Polk County, $7 million shared with North Dakota.
-$30 million for local roads.
-$55 million for the state's share of the Urban Partnership Agreement awarded by the federal government. The state must pass it to get $133.3 million in federal transit funds for projects including a MnPASS-type congestion pricing lane for I-35W south of downtown Minneapolis.
-$70 million for the Central Corridor light rail project.
-$24 million for a new district headquarters in Mankato to improve highway construction and maintenance.
-$8.6 million for a new state truck station in Chaska.
-$2 million for state truck stations in Rochester and Maple Grove.
-$2 million for property acquisition for the St. Cloud Regional Airport.
Higher Education: $258 million (24 percent) including:
-$129 million for the University of Minnesota, which includes:
-$40 million to preserve and maintain university facilities statewide.
-$48 million for a new science classroom and student services center on the Minneapolis campus.
-$26 million to renovate historic Folwell Hall.
-$10 million for a civil engineering addition on the Duluth campus.
-$5 million to renovate the Community Services Building on the Morris campus. -$129 million for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which includes:
-$40 million to preserve and maintain MnSCU facilities statewide.
-$25 million to complete an addition to the Trafton Science Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
-$15 million to complete an addition and renovation to the Brown Hall Science Center at St. Cloud State University.
-$14 million to complete a construction trades and transportation academy at St. Paul College.
-$9 million for an addition to the Sattgast Science Building at Bemidji State University.
-$20 million for classroom renovations at Normandale and Inver Hills community colleges.
-$6 million to renovate science labs at 11 MnSCU campuses statewide.
Environment and Outdoors: $175 million (16 percent) including:
-$46 million for drinking water and wastewater treatment facility improvements.
-$15 million to clean up a contaminated 3M landfill in Washington County (3M is providing up to $8 million for it).
-$30 million for wetland preservation.
-$10 million to acquire and improve wildlife management areas.
-$9 million for the Forest Legacy Project to acquire conservation easements on private forest lands, mostly in northern Minnesota.
-$6 million to improve and expand the Metropolitan Regional Park system.
-$1 million for shoreline habitat acquisition.
-$3 million for state forest land reforestation.
-$3 million for native prairie conservation and protection.
-$1 million for rehabilitation of fish hatcheries.
-$3 million for repair and renovation of state trails.
-$10 million to acquire, develop and renovate state parks and recreation areas.
-$2 million to preserve DNR-owned facilities statewide.
Economic Development: $96 million (9 percent) including:
-$50 million for the Strategic Entrepreneurial Economic Development, or SEED, initiative, including:
-$20 million for the Redevelopment Grant program, which provides assistance in redeveloping commercial, industrial and residential sites.
-$20 million for Greater Minnesota Business Development infrastructure.
-$10 million for Bioscience Business Development infrastructure.
-$40 million for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
-$30 million for infrastructure related to the Minnesota Steel plant near Nashwauk including: $6.2 million in general obligation bonding, $14.9 million in previously appropriated funds from the 21st Century Minerals Fund and $8.9 million from the Iron Range Resources board.
State Building Asset Preservation: $68 million (6 percent) including:
-$18.2 million to repair the exterior of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Building in the State Capitol complex.
-$15.4 million for State Capitol asset preservation and preparations for the full restoration of the building.
-$9.5 million for Department of Human Services facilities.
-$7.5 million for the Minnesota Zoo.
-$4 million for the Perpich Center for the Arts and the state academies for the deaf and blind.
-$5 million for the Minnesota Historical Society.
-$5.3 million for emergency repairs and unanticipated hazardous material abatement and property acquisition.
Veterans and Military: $50 million (5 percent) including:
-$35 million for improvements at the Minneapolis Veterans Home.
-$7 million for asset preservation at state-owned veterans homes statewide.
-$8 million for asset preservation, safety and other improvements at military facilities statewide.
Public Safety and Corrections: $41 million (4 percent) including:
-$16 million for improvements at the state prison in Faribault.
-$16 million for asset preservation at correctional facilities statewide.
-$5 million for an emergency management training center at Camp Ripley.
-$4 million for a public safety training facility in Olmsted County.
-$500,000 for predesign of a new State Emergency Operations Center to meet requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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