Tag Archives: Paul Thissen

Exhale, everybody: House passes bonding, cash packages

Lawmakers in the lower chamber passed the infrastructure package – plus $200 million more in supplemental cash appropriations for construction projects – early Friday morning with relatively little debate and strong bipartisan support.

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Leaders leaning toward pre-agreement on bonding

House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt said the DFL and Republican leaders of the two chambers met Wednesday evening to discuss the possibility of coming to a pre-arranged deal on borrowing to fund state infrastructure projects. House Speaker Paul Thissen said on Tuesday that he hoped to reach such a deal, and a Senate DFL spokesman said the upper chamber's leadership would also like to do so.

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The Capitol Note: Senate bonding bill out Monday, $1.2 billion still unlikely

1) The Senate will release the last remaining proposal to fund public infrastructure on Monday, filling in the final set of blanks that will precede a potential end-of-session deal. House and Senate Democrats will be publicly negotiating around an $850 ...

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