Dayton Bonding Bill Proposals 13 Mar 13

Upgrades for regional civic centers, construction at the Minneapolis Veterans Home and another phase of the Capitol renovation will all be part of a borrow-to-build package Governor Dayton intends to release next week. The governor previewed elements of his roughly $750-million bonding proposal Tuesday after announcing that his plan would have some veterans home rehab money. Custodians of Minnesota’s Capitol are part way through a massive renovation and say they need at least $109-million this year to keep it going. Dayton says his plan does include Capitol renovation dollars, and that he will also propose money for civic center projects in Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud. Bonding bills require three-fifths votes to pass the Legislature.