Minnesota Panel Ready to Send $976 Million Capital Bond Plan to Senate

Shields, Yvette
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32054, p40
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This article reports that just two weeks after Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty presented a revised $816 million capital bonding bill to lawmakers, a bulked-up package cleared a Senate panel this week and is expected to advance to the full Senate for a vote next week. The chamber's Capital Investment Committee unanimously adopted a bonding measure proposed by the Democratic majority leaders. The proposal increases the size of Pawlenty's to $976 million. The Finance Committee is expected to endorse the plan today and the full Senate is expected to vote next week. The swift advancement of the capital budget, referred to as the bonding bill, comes in sharp contrast to last year when it fell victim to partisan bickering over a series of unrelated policy issues.


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