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House GOP leaders held a meeting Wednesday morning in Maple Plain, Minn. demanding a special session to pass a bonding bill that would secure funding to improve safety along Highway 12, one of Minnesota's deadliest stretches of road.
The group of legislators and families, including House Speaker Kurt Daudt, House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin, Rep. Jerry Hertaus and Rep. Joe McDonald, are advocating for $15 million in funding for safety upgrades on the stretch.
Daudt said he didn't come out to the meeting "to play the blame game," but wants a special session to pass a compromise bonding bill that includes over $700 million in transportation funding.
Since August 2015, there have been seven deaths along the highway. Over the past five years, there have been more than 800 crashes on the 10-mile stretch of roadway from Wayzata to Delano, and 23 people have died.
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