St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) -Minnesota lawmakers have less than a month to wrap up unfinished business before the end of the 2014 legislative session.
One of their biggest priorities is approving a bonding bill containing money for construction projects across the state.
The Governor has proposed a $986 million bonding bill
The House is suggesting a $975 million dollar bonding bill, paying for some of it with cash from the state surplus.
The Senate has yet to offer its plan, but leaders said Wednesday they'll have a proposal in the coming days.
In the meantime DFL House Leaders are working to hash out their proposal with Republicans.
"There is a lot of interest from Republicans across the state, southwest Minnesota being a prime example, of new projects Republicans want. If we want to include all those projects we clearly need a bill that's bigger than $850 million dollar," said Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL-House Speaker).
Democrats need Republican votes because bonding bills require a three-fifths majority.