Looks Like a Bonding Bill Will Pass

Minnesota Report We spoke with Sen David Senjem (R-25, Rochester) regarding HF1 Omnibus bonding bill and inquired as to the likelihood of a passage during the 5th Special Session. He explained how he had initiated talks two weeks back with both the Senate Leadership...

Bond Big or Go Home

Wednesday, Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN) released his proposed Bonding Bill, which is standard practice because the even years are the tradition within the biennial session for capital projects. Dayton said, the $1.5 billion proposal accounts for 22,950 new jobs and...

Speaking of the Bonding Bill

It is our opinion, on the House side the Bonding Bill will rise and approach a billion dollars, but will not exceed a billion. Our indications from Capital Investment Committee Chair Dean Urdahl (R-18A, Grove City) reinforce this idea. Although, while Urdahl uses the...

Legislature Sends Shot Across the Governor’s Bow

Yesterday, Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN ) contacted Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-60A, Minneapolis) on the House floor and encouraged her to suspend the debate on the education finance bill in the spirit moving the global budget negotiations...

Legislature Sends Shot Across the Governor’s Bow

Yesterday, Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) contacted Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-60A, Minneapolis) on the House floor and encouraged her to suspend the debate on the Education Finance Bill in the spirit moving the global budget negotiations...