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Bonding bill in limbo as Minnesota lawmakers race toward deadline


GLEN STUBBE – Star Tribune

House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, presided over the House Chamber, mostly empty due to the pandemic, on May 11. The bonding bill failed Saturday on a 75-58 vote.

A $2 billion bonding bill failed on the House floor Saturday, casting doubt on whether the divided Minnesota Legislature can strike deals on a massive package of construction projects and other key initiatives with just hours remaining in the regular legislative session.

The bill failed on a 75-58 vote, missing the three-fifths requirement needed to pass bonding bills authorizing long-term debt. The sticking point: House Republicans in the minority vowed to block a bonding bill until Gov. Tim Walz gives up the emergency powers he has used to close schools, businesses and public spaces to slow the spread of the coronavirus.


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