Governor Dayton Looking to Borrow Money for Wish-List Construction Projects

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to borrow $1.5 billion for a vast list of public construction projects.

The Democratic governor released his so-called bonding bill wish list.

It puts a heavy emphasis on upkeep at public colleges and universities, expanding affordable housing options and improving water infrastructure across Minnesota.

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction.

It sets the stage for a marquee item of the 2018 legislative session when lawmakers return February 20.

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