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The Capitol Note: DFL bonding plan greeted with little Republican support

The Capitol Note: DFL bonding plan greeted with little Republican support

House and Senate Democrats agreed to a bonding deal on Wednesday that includes $850 million of borrowing and $200 million of cash for public infrastructure, but Republicans necessary to pass the measure objected late into the night. The House is expected to take up the bill on Thursday.

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Leaders leaning toward pre-agreement on bonding

Leaders leaning toward pre-agreement on bonding

House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt said the DFL and Republican leaders of the two chambers met Wednesday evening to discuss the possibility of coming to a pre-arranged deal on borrowing to fund state infrastructure projects. House Speaker Paul Thissen said on Tuesday that he hoped to reach such a deal, and a Senate DFL spokesman said the upper chamber's leadership would also like to do so.

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The Capitol Note: House and Senate moving on borrowing bills

The Capitol Note: House and Senate moving on borrowing bills

The Senate passed its bonding plan -- like the House it also includes $200 million in cash projects -- onto the Finance Committee, which will hear the bill on Wednesday. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, said he was pleased with the strong support his bill received in the Senate Capital Investment Committee on Tuesday.

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The Capitol Note: Senate bonding bill out Monday, $1.2 billion still unlikely

The Capitol Note: Senate bonding bill out Monday, $1.2 billion still unlikely

1) The Senate will release the last remaining proposal to fund public infrastructure on Monday, filling in the final set of blanks that will precede a potential end-of-session deal. House and Senate Democrats will be publicly negotiating around an $850 ...

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The Capitol Note: Dayton wants a larger bonding bill

The Capitol Note: Dayton wants a larger bonding bill

1) Gov. Mark Dayton suggested abandoning a deal lawmakers reached last session to keep capital investment legislation under $1 billion for this biennium, with some potential support from both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Dayton, ...

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The Capitol Note: House bonding bill supports higher ed, short on Capitol

The Capitol Note: House bonding bill supports higher ed, short on Capitol

Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, proposed $850 million in capital investment projects that include $370 million for higher ed, investments in public safety and infrastructure and roughly $150 million for local projects.

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