Public works projects stayed in play
ST. PAUL - Senate Democrats unveiled a second public works funding bill late Monday with less than three hours remaining in the legislative session.
Sen. Keith Langseth's bill was nearly identical to the first bill, a $334 million plan Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed.
The second bill included $37 million for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center addition project and another $30 million for an Iron Range steel plant, as well as things such as university and college repair work.