MN Governor to Roll Out $750M Bonding Bill

By KBJR News 1

March 18, 2013 Updated Mar 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Governor Mark Dayton says he'll roll out his plans in the coming days for a bonding bill for this session.

While they are typically reserved for even numbered years; nothing precludes talks about them during this session.

The Governor says he's planning for $1.5 billion for the biennium, and splitting it in half for each year.

He says getting the amount down to $750 million is a challenging process.

"We have so many projects that are really important and needed and backed up," Gov. Dayton said during his budget proposal news conference last week. "We got the enormous $240 million of bonding for this (capitol) renovation here."

City and business leaders from Duluth traveled to St. Paul last month to lobby for bonding money for projects including Spirit Mountain, Wade Stadium and the NorShor Theatre.

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