Tuesday, April 7, 2009

House passes the bonding bill

Yesterday at the Capitol House passes bonding bill

The full House passed the bonding bill on the floor yesterday by a vote of 93-40. There was one amendment adopted that requires the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and others to report to the Legislature on the jobs created or retained as a result of the projects funded. The report must include, but is not limited to, the number and types of jobs for each project, whether new or retained, where the jobs are located, and pay ranges. The bill passed with $67.9 million for the System; $30 million in HEAPR and the five vetoed projects from last session.

Please find the latest engrossment of the bill here.

Since the Senate already passed their version of the bonding bill March 16, the next stop is a conference committee to work through the differences in the two bills.

At the Capitol:

Legislative schedules are available for the House and Senate.

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