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Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa urges House members to reject the public works bonding bill Tuesday, but it passed 97-33. He said he was worried about the amount of debt it would create.

Governor to decide on public works borrowing

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ST. PAUL -- A plan to borrow $500 million for public works projects is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law.


The Minnesota Legislature approved a public works borrowing bill, which includes money for flood prevention, transit, infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges and other needs. Nearly $200 million of the proposal goes to state-run colleges and universities and $44 million to Capitol building renovations.

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