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May 17, 2017
Minnesota House rejects $800 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation funding public works projects ranging from repairing college roofs to helping cities build water treatment...
May 17, 2017 - 10:41pm
May 1, 2017
Suburban legislators talk diversity, infrastructure during Willmar visit
WILLMAR — Some children in Willmar are worried, expressing to adults their concern that their little friends may be deported. Two men left...
May 1, 2017 - 6:11am
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