Minnesota Grades for:
Source: American Society of Civil Engineers. 2022 Minnesota Infrastructure Report Card, 4/26/22, infrastructurereportcard.org/Minnesota.
Minnesota has thousands of miles of roads in poor condition, more than 600 structurally deficient bridges, and our inadequate transit system is facing a fiscal cliff. Our leaders have a duty and opportunity to address this growing threat to our safety, health and prosperity.
There is no budget surplus in transportation funding. Over the next 20 years, Minnesota faces a $30 billion funding shortfall just to maintain our state and county highways, city streets, town road, bridges and transit.
92 percent of Minnesota's road and bridge funding comes from constitutionally dedicated funding sources: the gas tax, registration fees, and motor vehicle sales tax. Beginning in FY25, gas tax revenues are forecasted to decrease.
The remaining eight percent of Minnesota’s road and bridge funding comes from statutorily dedicated sales taxes, including the sales tax on auto parts and repairs. Capped at $145.6 million since 2020, even this revenue source is losing value.
Not only are state-funded highways and bridges falling apart, Minnesota cities, counties and townships are being left out. Communities and families are being left behind. Public transportation is on the verge of being dismantled.
2023 Legislative Priorities
To prosper, Minnesotans need safe and efficient transportation, clean water, reliable carbon-free energy, and high-quality affordable housing. Unfortunately, Minnesota's crumbling and outdated infrastructure is leaving many communities and families behind. Our leaders have a duty and opportunity to make substantial structural investments to address this growing threat to our safety, health, and prosperity.
The time is now to #FixMN and create living wage union infrastructure careers.
Meet the Need for Transportation & Water Infrastructure
Make Minnesota a National Model for Pro-Worker Energy Transition
Strengthen Labor Standards
Expand Economic Inclusion
Expand Workers' and Voters' Rights
LIUNA Members Ready to Fix Minnesota’s Infrastructure
Saint Paul - Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota released the following statement after the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a $1.9 billion local...Read this article here
It's Time to Modernize MN’s Water & Transportation Infrastructure
Saint Paul, MN – Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota released the following statement after the Minnesota Management and Budget Office announced a $17.5...Read this article here
It's time to fix MN’s infrastructure & create living wage union jobs.
Jan 26, 2023 Saint Paul, MN — In a statement today, Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota, underscored the critical need for the Legislature to pass...Read this article here