Over 60 Organizations Demand Bonding Bill in 2020

A letter to Governor Walz and legislative leaders requesting passage of a capital bonding bill from organizations that represent hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans was released today. The letter was signed by over 60 Minnesota organizations from across the state representing local governments, labor, business, engineers, architects, contractors, transit systems, rail advocates, environmental groups and other community organizations.

Noting that Minnesota’s economy is struggling to recover from COVID-19 and local governments are reeling from unexpected costs and revenue cuts, organizations are urging the state to do its job and invest in needed infrastructure improvements that will make Minnesota safer, improve economic competitiveness, and create needed jobs.  

The authors of the letter point out that the capital bonding bill has been negotiated and vetted for months. Design and construction projects that communities desperately need are ready to go and there has never been a time when an investment is more needed in our workers and businesses than right now.

The organizations respectfully ask that legislators and the governor come together and do the work of the 2020 Legislative Session – passing a capital bonding bill. While everyone understands that an election is coming in November, lawmakers need to keep working throughout the month of September until the job is done and a bill is passed and signed into law. Minnesota businesses, workers, families, and communities are depending on passage of this critical legislation.


Co-Signed Organizations:

Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota

American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota

American Institute of Architects Minnesota

American Society of Civil Engineers, Minnesota Section

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

Association of Minnesota Counties

Association of Women Contractors

Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 1

Carpentry Contractors Association

Cement Masons Local Union 633

City Engineers Association of Minnesota

Clean Water Action

Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

Concrete Pavement Association of Minnesota

The Ecumenical Water Initiative

Electrical Association

Fix the Pipes Coalition

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 110

International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 9

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49

League of Minnesota Cities

LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota

Mankato Area Environmentalists

Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council

Metro Cities

Metro Association of Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors

Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association

Minnesota Association of Plumbing and Heating Cooling Contractors

Minnesota Association of Small Cities

Minnesota Association of Townships

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota Concrete and Masonry Contractors Association

Minnesota Concrete Pipe Association

Minnesota County Engineers Association

Minnesota Drywall and Plaster Association

Minnesota Environmental Contractors Association

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Minnesota Floorcovering Contractors Association

Minnesota Inter-County Association

Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

Minnesota Laborers- Employers Cooperation & Education Trust

Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association

Minnesota Minority Goods and Services Association

Minnesota Painting and Wallcovering Employers Association

Minnesota Pipe Trades Association

Minnesota Public Transit Association

Minnesota Rural Counties

Minnesota Subcontractors Association

Minnesota Transportation Alliance

Minnesota Utility Contractors Association

Minnesota Well Owners Organization

Move Minnesota

National Electrical Contractors Association – Duluth Chapter

National Electrical Contractors Association – Minneapolis Chapter

National Electrical Contractors Association – St. Paul Chapter

Northern Mechanical/Plumbing Contractors Association

North Metro Mayors Association

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Red River Watershed Management Board

RETHOS: Places Reimagined

Roofers and Waterproofers Local 96

Sheet Metal, Air Conditioning & Roofing Contractors Association


Thermal Insulation Contractors Association


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