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June 14, 2016
Bonding panel focuses on transportation
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement...
June 14, 2016 - 11:55pm
June 10, 2016
Dayton calls for bipartisan compromise on bonding bill that includes Moorhead projects
MOORHEAD -- Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for a bipartisan effort to craft a bonding bill that could be passed in a special session later this...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 31, 2016
Bonding backer nervous about Dayton special session decision
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota state representative responsible for drawing up legislation funding public works projects statewide said he is “nervous”...
May 31, 2016 - 11:13pm
May 26, 2016
Special session sought for bonding bill
NEW LONDON — Standing in the parking lot of his auto body and car sales business on the edge of state Highway 23 by New London, Troy Holtkamp...
May 26, 2016 - 11:57pm
May 18, 2016
Minnesota House unveils $800M-plus bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Paul Torkelson needs to come up with quite a sales pitch. As chairman of the Minnesota House committee that recommends funding for...
May 18, 2016 - 10:38am
May 5, 2016
Legislature’s path forward unclear after bonding defeat
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after Thursday’s narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. “I think for those...
May 5, 2016 - 11:36pm
May 4, 2016
Minnesota legislators debate importance of bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Dessert is pretty important to Paul Torkelson. As strange as it sounds, that is one of the major holdups in getting legislative work done this year. Torkelson, a Republican state representative from Hanska, famously calls a public works spending bill, to be financed by...
May 4, 2016 - 11:01pm
May 2, 2016
A look at bonding bill divisions
ST. PAUL -- Here is a list of how Minnesota Democratic senators would spend public works money, followed by Gov. Mark Dayton's previously announced plan: $160 million, University of Minnesota ($153.2 million recommended by governor)$139 million, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities...
May 2, 2016 - 5:36pm
June 4, 2015
Bonding bill funds Willmar wye, poultry lab
WILLMAR — State funding for the proposed Willmar railroad wye project and for improvements at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar is included in the 2015 bonding bill being prepared for a special session of the Minnesota Legislature that may be called soon. District...
June 4, 2015 - 11:37pm
May 14, 2014
Bonding: Bill due in House, but GOP balks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican support for the statewide construction...
May 14, 2014 - 11:17pm
April 1, 2014
State House bonding bill author calls it ‘inadequate’
ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author...
April 1, 2014 - 11:03pm
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...
April 1, 2014 - 11:53am
January 15, 2014
Dayton suggests $986 million construction borrowing
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state to borrow $986 million for construction projects across Minnesota, ranging from renovating a theater in the northeast to continuing a water project in the southwest, from expanding a civic center in the southeast to building a wellness...
January 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2013
Bonding bill stalls as Minnesota session draws to close
ST. PAUL — A bill to fund local road and bridge work, flood prevention measures, civic centers and other projects throughout the state appears stalled in the Minnesota Legislature as time runs down on the session. “We’re getting a little nervous, obviously, because we’re...
May 7, 2013 - 11:06pm
April 10, 2013
Nixed gas tax could push back projects on Minnesota roads
ST. PAUL — Maybe next year. That is what state lawmakers in charge of the transportation budget are saying about transit and road projects, which likely will be put off. A gasoline tax planned to be a major part of the House and Senate transportation budget proposals was yanked...
April 10, 2013 - 10:42pm