Bonding Bill Proposals This Week 08 Apr 13

State Capitol repairs, civic center expansions and veterans home upgrades are all expected to have a place in Governor Dayton’s plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects. Dayton plans to officially release his bonding bill proposals today (MON), and has said he will press for $750-million in state borrowing. A bonding bill requires a three-fifths vote in the Legislature to pass, and Democrats are short of that margin on their own. Republican leaders are saying that lawmakers should worry about balancing the state budget before taking up a bonding bill. House Democrats are reportedly set to outline their bonding bill proposal on Tuesday.