Bonding Bill Hearing This Week 31 Mar 14

The Bonding Bill debate gears up this week at the Minnesota Legislature, with details of an $850-million borrowing package for state public works projects being unveiled on Tuesday in House committee. Capital Investment Committee Chair Alice Hausman says that it’s a good bet there will be money for convention center upgrades that Rochester, Saint Cloud and Mankato have been requesting for years. In addition to $850-million in borrowing, House Democrats want to use $125-million of the expected budget surplus to pay for phase two of major renovations at the State Capitol building.