Minnesota GOP lawmakers seek $20M more in flood relief money

Minnesota Republicans say the Legislature should approve $20 million to replenish an empty disaster aid fund ahead of anticipated spring flooding.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 10:21 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans say the Legislature should approve $20 million to replenish an empty disaster aid fund ahead of anticipated spring flooding.

GOP lawmakers hold a news conference for Monday to call attention to the need to refill the state's Disaster Assistance Contingency Account.

Rep. Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove and Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks have authored legislation to add $20 million in the current fiscal year and another $20 million in the year that begins July 1.

Gov. Tim Walz's budget and a bill moving through the Democratic-controlled House would allocate $10 million in the current fiscal year.

The National Weather Service says heavy snow has increased the risk of major flooding on the Red, Minnesota, Crow, St. Croix, the Mississippi and other rivers across the state.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -12°
Feels Like: -4°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 9° Lo: -15°
Feels Like: 3°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -14°
Feels Like: -6°
Charles City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -11°
Feels Like: -6°
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 9° Lo: -14°
Feels Like: -12°
The winter chills is back...for now
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Coronavirus and blood donations

Image

Personal finance class

Image

The importance of parallel parking

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Wednesday

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/18

Image

Tuesday's basketball highlights and section hockey scores

Image

Making life sweeter for troops overseas

Image

NIACC leaders want your vote

Image

RPS considers earlier start times

Image

Keeping Fire Hydrants clear

Community Events