Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bonding bill pushes ahead

Bonding is a top priority at the Capitol right now. The Senate Capital Investment
Committee released its bonding bill Tuesday evening. The Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities received $271 million of projects. This bill next travels to the Senate Finance Committee Monday morning and is expected to be voted on by the full Senate early next week.

The House bill is moving a bit slower, but we will see the pace pick up early next week. House Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Chair Tom Rukavina presented the higher education bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee on Monday. Rukavina and the committee recommended the full Minnesota State Colleges and Universities bonding request. The bill will be presented Monday morning in the House Capital Investment committee and then will travel to the Finance Committee Tuesday. Stay tuned as we head into another busy week of bonding.

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