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Nearly $500B bonding measure debated


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota colleges, roads, bridges, sewers and even the state Capitol building could get state money under a public works bill the House approved Monday and the Senate debated late.

The House voted 99-32 in favor of the bonding bill. While debating the bill Monday night, the Senate made a small funding change, which means the House will have to approve the plan again or it will go to negotiators if the Senate moves it forward.

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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.