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Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican suppo…continue reading on

Water system a symbol of bonding debate

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 …continue reading on

Bonding debate begins with $986 million proposal

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 …continue reading on

Bonding discussed locally

October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

JACKSON — Sen. LeRoy Stumpf said it was a nearly impossible task ahead.

In a Minnesota Senate bonding tour stop Thursday morning at the Jackson campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College, the Democratic senator from Plummer said he…continue reading on

House defeats bonding bill … for now

May 17, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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. Continue Reading

With time running out, bonding bill stalls in legislature

May 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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. Continue Reading

Bonding bill would help Rainbow Rider, Evansville

April 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota House bonding bill released this week (see above story) contains good news for those in the Douglas County region, according to Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake. Continue Reading

Gov. Dayton unveils public works projects

April 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

$750 million bonding bill creates 21,000 jobs, he saysST. 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. Continue Reading

Communities pitch public work projects

April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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. Continue Reading

St. Paul Saints the biggest winners as bonding funds are handed out by gov.

September 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Gov. Mark Dayton handed state construction dollars to a minor-league St. Paul ballpark and projects in Duluth and Wadena on Thursday, passing over civic centers in Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud after the Republican-controlled Legislature punted on choosing among the regional projects.
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