CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Bonding bill up in air
By Danielle Killey
The future of a public works borrowing bill to fund state Capitol work, roads and bridges and other projects is in question after it failed in the Minnesota House.
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ST. PAUL — A bill to fund local road and bridge work, flood prevention measures, civic centers and other projects throughout the state appears stalled in the Minnesota Legislature as time runs down on the session.
$750 million bonding bill creates 21,000 jobs, he says ST. PAUL — Minnesota would borrow money for relatively small projects, such as $775,000 to improve Clara City streets, to a massive one that all Minnesotans would notice, a $109 million Capitol building renovation, under the governor’s public works funding proposal.
Left and right attack Dayton bonding legislation
ST. PAUL — Attacks on Gov. Mark Dayton’s public works spending proposal came from both sides, starting Tuesday even before he finished announcing his $775 million plan.
$33 million targeted to replace structures on county, township roads
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota legislature wasn’t supposed to take up a bonding bill this year, but in a last-minute attempt to put more people back to work, the House and Senate early Wednesday morning passed a $500 million bill that includes $33 million earmarked specifically for county and township bridge repairs and replacements.
ST. PAUL – A bill borrowing almost $1 billion appeared late Monday to be headed for hostile territory, Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s desk.
An hour before the House began debate on the public works funding bill Monday night, Gov. Tim Pawlenty sent a letter to lawmakers saying he would veto the entire bill.
It seems quite likely that the DFL-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty are on an inevitable collision course this session regarding how much bonding will be done for public works projects in Minnesota.
Mesabi Daily News of Virginia
, February 22, 2010
On Tuesday’s opinion page, we made note that the City of Worthington — by means of $800,000 in grant money for work at the former Campbell Soup Co. site — is a big winner in the 2008 bonding bill.
In fact, it should be duly noted that southwest Minnesota wins with this legislation.
I’m pleased that Gov. Pawlenty decided to line-item veto the 2008 Capital Investment bill as opposed to vetoing the entire proposal. The plan, which funds construction projects throughout the state, totaled $925 million, which Pawlenty said was too expensive.
Dist. 22A Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton
, April 10, 2008
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