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Much of Minnesota's $1.6 billion surplus to go to tax relief

MOORHEAD — A Minnesota lawmaker says infrastructure is still a top priority.

On Tuesday, April 11, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt stopped in Moorhead to give a legislative update.

He focused on what the Legislature plans to do with the state's $1.6 billion surplus.

He says much of that will go toward tax relief.

Daudt also told Mayor Del Rae Williams that the long-awaited railway underpass in Moorhead is still on the table.

It failed with last session's bonding bill and is not yet included in this session's transportation measure.

"It's far too much sacrifice to not to have passed that provision sooner. So it's a big priority for our caucus, said Daudt. "We're optimistic we can get it done as either part of a transportation package or part of bonding package this next year."

Daudt says the Legislature hopes to overhaul the state's health care system before the end of the session.

Catherine Ross

Catherine joined the WDAY 6 News team as a reporter and photographer in April of 2014 and is honored to bring you stories from around the Red River Valley. She grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and got her first taste of the news industry during a high school mentorship at Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. Catherine graduated from Emerson College in Boston where she participated in the student-run TV station WEBN and spent a semester in Washington, DC working at Voice of America. Those opportunities gave her a front-row seat to the 2012 Presidential election cycle, reporting at the Iowa Caucuses, Republican National Convention and President Obama’s second inauguration. Now happy to be back closer to family, Catherine enjoys exploring the nature and culture of the upper Midwest. She’s an avid runner, novice foodie and lifelong Twins fan. If you have any story ideas or just want to say hello, Catherine would love to hear from you!

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