Lawmakers fight for flood prevention funds
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans are fighting flood waters along the Red River and elsewhere while their lawmakers are fighting about the cost of preventing prevent future floods.
The fight spilled over into other areas, too, as House leaders Monday introduced a much smaller public works bill than senators passed earlier this month.
Rep. Alice Hausman, chairwoman of the House public works funding committee, said the proposal "is a taking-care-of-basics bill."
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