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The governor’s proposal includes public works projects totaling $750 million dollars. They would be funded through the state selling bonds.
(Published Apr 8, 2013)
Governor Dayton released the specifics of his 2013 bonding recommendations on Monday April 8. The largest project on the list includes $109 million to continue restoration work at the Minnesota State Capitol and $15.7 million for two new parking facilities near the Capitol.
Local Government Grants
The Governor recommended $136.7 million in local government grants, which would fund 18 projects throughout the state.
The Governor recommended funding for three regional civic centers in Mankato ($14.5 million), Rochester ($35 million), and St. Cloud ($10.1 million). These projects were the subject of significant debate and controversy during the 2012 session, and although all three projects were recommended for funding by the Governor, none of them were ultimately funded. The Mayo Civic Center project is the largest of the local government projects recommended by the Governor, followed by the Nicollet Mall renovation in Minneapolis ($20 million), the Mankato Civic Center, and the Children’s Museum in St. Paul ($14 million).
Other highlights for cities on Governor Dayton’s proposed bonding list are:
• 30 million for Supportive Housing
• 10 million for Public Housing Rehabilitation
• 4 million for Metro Cities Wastewater Inflow & Infiltration Abatement Grants
• 1 million to Pollution Control Agency for Storm Water Ponds (Coal Tar Abatement)
• 8 million for Clean and Drinking Water Match for USEPA Capitalization Grants
• 20 million for Wastewater Infrastructure Fund (Public Facilities Authority)
• 46.6 million for transportation projects including the Local Bridge Replacement Program, Local Road Improvements (includes TCAAP & Rochester), and Greater Minnesota Transit Assistance (St. Cloud)
The House Capital Investment Committee is meeting on April 9th to release its bonding proposal, and the Senate Capital Investment Committee has not announced when it will release its proposal. The Minnesota Constitution requires a three-fifth majority vote to pass a bonding bill.
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