In a column published by the Star Tribune and other newspapers across the state, Albert Lea Mayor and CGMC board member Vern Rasmussen Jr.  urges legislators to support Gov. Dayton’s plan to invest $167 million in clean water infrastructure grant and loan programs, saying it should be used as a “solid foundation of a fair and balanced bonding bill that would benefit the entire state.”

The House and Senate have yet to release their bonding proposals, but the CGMC will continue to advocate for the inclusion of significant funding to help cities pay for expensive upgrades to their water treatment facilities that are being required to comply with new regulations.