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House looks at $850 million bonding bill, with $125 million more in cash


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House will consider borrowing $850 million for public construction and using part of a state budget surplus for another $125 million in projects, but the lawmaker whose job it is to write the bills says that is not enough money,.

"The one defining word is 'inadequate,'" Rep. Alice Hausman, D-St. Paul, said Tuesday in introducing her proposal to the House Capital Investment Committee.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.