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Gov. Dayton to announce his bonding proposal Wednesday

St. Paul - Gov. Mark Dayton says the public works funding proposal he will announce Wednesday will come in slightly less than $1 billion.

He said more than $3 billion of projects has been proposed. The successful projects will be paid for by the state selling bonds.

Dayton did not reveal just what would be in his proposal other than the rest of the money needed for a major multi-year Capitol building renovation project that eventually will cost more than $200 million. He also said that projects in communities divided over construction proposals may not be


Bonding bills fund projects such as repairs for state and college buildings and new facilities, trails and other state infrastructure projects.

The Senate bonding committee, meanwhile, has established a website at to explain major projects being considered for funding.

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.