Dayton will make final call on which construction projects to fund

90 different local governments applied for money from a state fund that contains $47.5 million. The Department of Employment and Economic Development will narrow the list of candidates by the end of next month. But Governor Dayton says the final decision on which construction projects to fund will be his.
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90 different local governments applied for money from a state fund that contains $47.5 million. The Department of Employment and Economic Development will narrow the list of candidates by the end of next month. But Governor Dayton says the final decision on which construction projects to fund will be his.

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