Funds for facilities maintenance at Minnesota universities, rail safety improvements and renovations at the troubled state security hospital are among the items on a $1.4 billion bonding wish list Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday.
Whittled from nearly $4 billion in requests, the governor’s capital investment proposal would reach from Grand Marais to Luverne to aid projects large and small, and, Dayton said during a morning news conference, create an estimated 39,000 Minnesota jobs.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to make the kind of significant investment in the future of Minnesota — in the infrastructure, in our higher education buildings and the like — that we need and are seriously behind in accomplishing,” he said. (Read more)
(PICTURED: Gov. Mark Dayton lays out his $1.4 billion bonding proposal at a Jan. 15 news conference. Photo by Andrew VonBank)
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2016 SESSION - House floor session
Tuesday, March 8 2016 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
The Minnesota Legislature will next convene in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 12:00 p.m.
Four House members have announced their intention to run for a different office in 2016 and two others have said they won’t return to the Legislature, clearing the way for new candidates to seek their seats. (As of Jan. 5, 2016)
House members who have formally announced they will not be seeking re-election:
Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights)
Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington)
Rep. Kim Norton (DFL-Rochester)
Seeking Senate seat
Rep. Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth)
Seeking Senate seat but have not resigned their House seat:
Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley), Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), Rep. Jason Isaacson (DFL-Little Canada)
The District 50B seat vacated in December by Rep. Ann Lenczewski is scheduled to be filled during a Feb. 9, 2016, special election. Lenczewski stepped down to become a lobbyist.
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