About 12,000 jobs here would have been disrupted if the legislation wasn't extended past its Sept. 30 deadline. The bill will pump more than $650 million around the country to continue work on a variety of projects.
Dayton wants Congress to extend unemployment benefits
Mark Dayton joined more than a dozen other Democratic governors in signing a letter urging Congress to extend unemployment benefits for more than 2 million out-of-work Americans. Dayton also wants authorization for Minnesota to continue emergency state unemployment benefits.