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May 6, 2014
Water system a symbol of bonding debate
ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed. Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for water should trump projects like...
May 6, 2014 - 9:46pm
May 5, 2014
Bonding projects debated
ST. PAUL — The last remaining major puzzle piece to finishing the 2014 Minnesota Legislature is set to be put in place. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, Monday announced a proposal topping $1 billion to fund public works projects around the state. It came two weeks before the Legislature...
May 5, 2014 - 7:38pm
January 15, 2014
Bonding debate begins with $986 million proposal
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton took the first step in what has become an annual political dance about funding construction projects. Dayton unveiled on Wednesday his suggestion to borrow $986 million for construction projects across Minnesota,...
January 15, 2014 - 11:10pm
October 17, 2013
Bonding discussed locally
JACKSON — Sen. LeRoy Stumpf said it was a nearly impossible task ahead. In a Minnesota Senate bonding tour stop Thursday morning at the...
October 17, 2013 - 11:01pm
House defeats bonding bill ... for now
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House defeated a public works funding bill this afternoon, but even with a Monday adjournment deadline looming it still could come back up. Bill author Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, said today's vote would be the only chance representatives would have...
May 17, 2013 - 3:15pm
May 7, 2013
With time running out, bonding bill stalls in legislature
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. "We're getting a little nervous, obviously, because we're quite...
May 7, 2013 - 9:28pm
April 8, 2013
Gov. Dayton unveils public works projects
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. Democratic Gov....
April 8, 2013 - 11:11pm
April 3, 2013
Communities pitch public work projects
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota communities have plenty of suggestions for how to spend state dollars borrowed for public works projects. In fact, they have too many. State lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton are working to whittle down more than 150 requests topping $3 billion for trails, civic...
April 3, 2013 - 10:20pm
April 5, 2012
Legislative bonding bills stall
ST. PAUL -- Passing a public works funding bill, for projects like constructing buildings and fixing state facilities, may be tough this year. As Minnesota legislators left on an extended Passover-Easter break Thursday, there was no sign how the so-called bonding bill can pass. In...
April 5, 2012 - 9:19pm
January 17, 2012
Dayton proposes bill
ST. PAUL -- Attacks on Gov. Mark Dayton's public works spending proposal came from both sides, starting Tuesday even before he finished announcing...
January 17, 2012 - 7:35pm
July 20, 2011
Bridges get boost in bonding bill
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...
July 20, 2011 - 8:27pm
March 4, 2010
Bonding bill hits new snag
ST. PAUL -- It is time for Minnesota House and Senate leaders to get on the same page, the Senate's chief public works negotiator says. Sen....
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am
February 23, 2010
Bonding bill faces unfriendly future
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...
February 23, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
As others see it: Governor's leverage
It seems quite likely that the DFL-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty are on an inevitable collision course this session...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 16, 2010
Pawlenty offers $685 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to spend $315 million less to build and repair facilities around Minnesota than legislative leaders want....
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am