Monday, April 7, 2008

Bonding bill line-items

Governor Tim Pawlenty today line-item vetoed from the bonding bill six Minnesota State Colleges and Universities projects totaling $46.7 million. This compares to $26 million in vetoes for the University of Minnesota.

The vetoed Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system projects and their priority ranking on the board's list are as follows:

#8 North Hennepin Community College business and technology addition and renovation, $13.3 million;

#14 Classroom renovations, $3.6 million, at Central Lakes College, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Northland Community and Technical College, Pine Technical College and Rochester Community & Technical College;

#15 Lake Superior College health science center addition, $11 million;

#16 Metropolitan State University classroom center, $5.0 million;

#19 Mesabi Range Community & Technical College shop space addition and renovation, $5.0 million; and

#28 Property acquistion, $8.8 million at Bemidji State University, Dakota County Technical College, Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Vermilion Community College, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical and Metropolitan State University.

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