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Public works funding proposals

- Total to be repaid by general taxes. Dayton, $756 million; House, $280 million.

- University of Minnesota general repairs. Dayton, $20 million; House, $35 million.

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- Itasca biological station, University of Minnesota. Both, $4 million.

- New University of Minnesota power and heat plant. Dayton, $54 million; House, zero.

- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities general repair. Both, $20 million.

- Bemidji State University business building predesign. Dayton, zero; House, $3.3 million.

- Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington, renovation and addition. Both, $4.6 million.

- Itasca Community College, demolition, renovation, addition. Dayton, zero; House, $4.5 million.

- Northland Community and Technical College, aviation expansion. Dayton, zero; House, $300,000.

- Ridgewater College, Willmar, lab renovation. Both, $13.9 million.

- Technology, science, math and engineering initiative on nine campuses. Both, $5.2 million.

- Dakota County Technical College lab renovation Dayton, $7.2 million; House, zero.

- Flood mitigation. Dayton, $20 million statewide; House, $4.1 million for Red River Valley and $300,000 for Lake Oscar in Douglas County.

- Invasive species control. Dayton, $12 million; House, zero.

- Becker County recycling center. Dayton, zero; House, $2 million.

- Reinvest in Minnesota water program. Dayton, zero; House, $10 million.

- State facility asset preservation. Dayton, $21 million; House, $3 million.

- National Guard asset preservation. Dayton, $5.5 million; House, $2 million.

- New state emergency operations center. Dayton, $26 million; House, $2 million.

- Local bridge replacement and repair. Dayton, $25 million; House, $20 million.

- Local road improvements. Dayton, zero, House, $10 million.

- Willmar transportation district office improvements. Dayton, $7.5 million; House, zero.

- Greater Minnesota transit. Dayton, $10 million; House, zero.

- Light rail in southwestern Twin Cities. Dayton, $25 million; House, zero.

- New Minnesota State Hospital facilities in St. Peter. Dayton, $40 million; House, zero.

- Corrections Department improvements. Dayton, $54.4 million; House, $14.1 million.

- Veterans' hospital improvements. Dayton, $29.8 million; House, $3.3 million.

- Lakeland Public Television media center. Both, $3 million.

- Itasca County regional fire station. Dayton, zero; House, $1.2 million.

- Wadena Wellness Center. Dayton, $4.8 million; House, zero.

- Wastewater funding. Dayton, $25 million; House, $20 million.

- Lutsen-Lake Superior water project. Both, $3.6 million.

- Home foreclosure aid. Dayton, $25 million; House, $10 million.

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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.
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