Local legislator working on short-call substitute teacher bill, bonding during current session

Work continues at a frenetic pace during the current legislative session at the Capitol Building in St. Paul, and District 27 Senator Gene Dornink, a Republican from Hayfield talk with KAUS about two items of business he’s involved in, including a bill to create a pilot program for short-call substitute teachers in the state, and also local projects in District 27 seeking bonding dollars during the current session…


Among the local entities seeking bonding dollars during the upcoming legislative session is the city of Austin, which will be seeking $14.5 million in bond funding toward completion of its $80 million wastewater treatment facility renovation and expansion project, Riverland Community College is seeking $9.924 million for design and renovation of the Austin East Campus to create a Student Services Hub to serve as a student center of operations.  The project would eliminate $1.2 million in deferred maintenance.  Other local entities seeking bonding dollars during the 2022 legislative session include the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin for a Bioimaging Center to house another kryon electron microscope, and also the Cedar River Watershed District for flood hazard mitigation.

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