ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans are proposing a $280 million package of construction projects that focuses on refurbishing buildings at state colleges and universities along with road and bridge improvements.
The GOP bonding proposal is nearly $500 million smaller than what Democratic Mark Dayton proposed. It does not include funding for off a number of local projects Dayton wants, including civic centers in Mankato and Rochester. It does include bonds for the St. Cloud Civic Center and a new St. Paul Saints ballpark in downtown St. Paul but at lower levels than proposed by Dayton.
The House GOP is pushing a separate, $220 million borrowing plan to restore the Capitol building. That bill gets a hearing Tuesday in the House Capital Investment Committee.
Senate Republicans have not yet unveiled their bonding proposal.
Online: House GOP bonding proposal: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/2012HouseBondingBillMarch19.pdf
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