Gov. Dayton, lawmakers quickly enact flood aid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State aid to rebuild washed-out roads, repair flooded basements and restore storm-ravaged state parks is on its way to northeastern Minnesota and other parts of the state after the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton signed a $167.5 million relief package Friday.
Dayton signed the bill into law hours after it cleared the Senate 60-7 and the House on a 125-3 vote in a short special session, dipping into rainy-day reserves and borrowing money to cover the cost.
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