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Bonding veto glitch: Legislature holds onto bonding bill

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ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty promised to veto a $1.2 billion public works bill passed by the Legislature, but the Legislature decided not to send it to him.

In a move House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, called "somewhat extraordinary," she said lawmakers would exercise rules that allow them to return the bill to the Senate for an unknown period of time as a "cooling off period."

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