Madison—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton sent a joint letter to President Obama today, asking him to promptly sign S. 1134, the St. Croix River Crossing Project, into law.
In the letter they wrote:
Members of both of our Congressional Delegations did a fantastic job developing this legislation – it is truly a partnership between local and state governments, community leaders, interest groups and dozens of stakeholders. Legislators and these groups all factored in costs, location, environmental protections, needs being met, and a host of other considerations, and determined that the current proposal is the best solution to the rapidly growing problems of the current bridge.
Our Congressional Delegations have done excellent work moving this legislation forward. S. 1134 is completely bipartisan, doesn’t cost the federal government any additional money, and will create thousands of good-paying, needed jobs in this region.
We respectfully ask you to quickly sign this important legislation into law so that we may begin construction as quickly as possible.
S. 1134 passed the United States Senate on January 23, 2012 and the United States House of Representatives on March 1, 2012 with widespread support. It now awaits the president’s signature to become law.