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President Obama wades into the crowd Wednesday to shake hands with supporters after speaking at Union Depot in St. Paul’s Lowertown. The president outlined a proposal for a four-year, $302 billion surface transportation initiative. He recommended funding it in part by dedicating revenue from “pro-growth business tax reform.” Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi

President outlines $302 billion transportation bill during Minnesota visit

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ST. PAUL — President Obama came to St. Paul on Wednesday to showcase the city’s refurbished Union Depot transit hub as an example of the kinds of transportation development he wants for the rest of the nation.

“This project symbolizes what’s possible,” Obama told a standing-room-only crowd of 1,300 ticketed enthusiasts in the depot’s ornate concourse.

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