“From everyone that I’ve talked to that has been out knocking on doors with us, we’ve gotten a very positive response from the community, and we’re all happy to hear that.” — Brenda Stanton, Vote Yes for Consolidation Committee, as quoted in Friday’s Daily Globe.
That didn’t take long. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders hadn’t even finished hammering out the details of their taxing and spending plans late last week when Minnesota’s neighbors to the northwest, North Dakota, made a bold play to steal away business and jobs.
There’s a little more to the story told by District 22 Sen. Bill Weber as to why Worthington’s Biotechnology Advancement Center may not receive $313,947.17 in state funding during this legislative session.
No one said cleanup from the nasty storms of nearly two weeks ago was going to be easy, but we can’t help but wonder if some of the processes in place to get federal funding are at least a little too complex.
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