A number of Republican legislators received a perfect vote rating from the Chamber.
The Senate introduction fills out the three-way negotiations around bonding with two weeks left in the 2014 legislative session.
House Republicans gave some indication of their own priorities during the committee meeting.
The news drew a positive reaction from Gov. Mark Dayton.
Approval of the building is currently pending in the House Rules Committee.
Republicans are seeking to underscore the program’s troubles, though action is unlikely.
Hausman said the governor's plan includes "strategic investments" for the state, though she was far from endorsing it fully, calling the proposal an "excellent start."
Setting an ambitious target for state spending on construction projects, Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that he’s contemplating a $975 million bonding bill in the coming legislative session.
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter rejected calls from American Indian activists who were pushing for the delay of bond sales on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, the Star Tribune reports. The activists are trying to get assurances that the word "Redskins," the' nickname for the Washington, D.C. NFL team, will not be displayed inside the stadium.
The letter is not the first time Zellers has taken a stand against the release of a specific offender.
For DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, next year’s bonding bill is a take-two proposition. The House Capital Investment Committee chair from St. Paul pushed for an $800 million package of construction projects last year, but watched it fail by five votes the day before session adjourned.
This will be a second attempt at winning over the strongly conservative district for Krinkie, who ran for the GOP endorsement in 2006.
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