Duluth Projects Part of $48 Billion Budget Passed by Minnesota Legislature
Half-percent sales tax hike for roads and $97 million for for medical district included in tax bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature passed a $48 billion state budget.
It includes money for some big Duluth projects.
According to Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth), Duluth’s half-percent sales tax increase for road repairs and about $97 million for the Essentia Health and St. Luke’s Medical District expansion are included in the tax bill.
The legislature also approved a $2 million forgivable loan to the Verso Paper Mill in Duluth.
If the company maintains at least two-hundred jobs, they wouldn’t have to pay that money back.
The budget bills are now heading to Gov. Tim Walz (DFL) for signing.