Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press

Bill Salisbury

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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

MN Senate committee approves $1.9 billion infrastructure package

The package would finance millions for local road and bridge repairs, sewer and water systems, upgrading college classrooms and improvements to state parks, trails and flood-control structures arou… → Read More

MN House passes $1.9 billion infrastructure bill

The Minnesota House voted Monday to spend more than $300 million to repair and improve state college and university facilities, $250 million to fix the state’s aging local roads and bridges and $17… → Read More

Walz pledges to go big on affordable housing in his budget

The crowd at the “Start with Home” rally, chanted “$2 billion” as Walz and DFL legislative leaders vowed to sharply increase funding for affordable housing programs ranging from increas… → Read More

Most diverse ever Minnesota Legislature convenes with pledges of cooperation

Democrats hold narrow control of both chambers but say they want to work with Republicans. → Read More

How to keep track of the 2023 Minnesota Legislature

With so much at stake, Minnesotans might want to get involved. Here are some tips on how to do so. → Read More

New faces at the 2023 Minnesota Legislature: Here’s a look at principal players – Twin Cities

More than one-third of the 201 lawmakers will be first-term members. → Read More

MNDOT wraps up 2022 construction season

Some work zones around the state remain active as work wraps up this month. → Read More

Four Cabinet members to leave Walz administration, including Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm

Walz announced Wednesday that they have “chosen not to seek reappointment” to their current posts. → Read More

Angie Craig wins reelection in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District – Twin Cities

The race is one of the most closely watched in the nation as the outcome could determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives and shapes the country’s political agenda for the nex… → Read More

Betty McCollum wins reelection in 4th Congressional District race

The most up-to-date election results can be found at → Read More

MN 2nd District race between Angie Craig, Tyler Kistner is a very expensive tossup

To complicate matters, the Legal Marijuana Party candidate will be on the ballot even though she died last month. → Read More

Help for MN homeowners facing foreclosure is extended

Minnesota homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments because of COVID-19 now have more time to apply for aid. → Read More

Ukrainian students arrive in Minnesota for leadership training

The five-week program someday may help them rebuild their war-torn nation. → Read More

Betty McCollum wins big in 4th Congressional District

“It’s nice to know that voters still trust me and my leadership,” McCollum said in an interview after the election. → Read More

Minnesota sells $587.6 million in bonds to fund building projects

The sale will support programs and capital improvements → Read More

Sen. Sandy Pappas faces challengers Sheigh Freeberg and Zuki Ellis in St. Paul

Pappas has been a legislator for 38 years. Freeberg says the senator has lost touch with working families in her district. → Read More

Two community activists from St. Paul’s West Side vying for House seat – Twin Cities

It’s María Isa Pérez-Hedges vs. Anna Botz in the District 65B DFL primary election. → Read More

Longtime DFL political allies square off in Eagan-area House race

Eagan DFLers Liz Reyer and Sandra Masin square off Tuesday in a rare primary between DFL incumbents. → Read More

Moderate lawmaker challenges GOP-endorsed conservative in St. Croix Valley district

Two Cottage Grove men are going head to head in Tuesday’s GOP primary election in Senate District 41, which includes most of eastern Washington County. → Read More

Think no bonding bill this year is saving you money? Not so fast.

If you think the Minnesota Legislature’s failure to appropriate funds for public construction projects is saving you money, you’re right — in the short run. → Read More