Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bonding bill held by Senate

In a surprise move by legislative leadership, lawmakers did not deliver the bonding bill to the governor, but rather the bill will be returned to the Senate after a request from Capital Investment chairs Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, and Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon.

At a press conference this afternoon House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, said, "I think it will allow, for, maybe, a little cooling off period here in the next 24-48 hours." Speaker Kelliher said legislative rules allow the speaker to return the House file to the Senate, because no one has signed the bill.

You may view the press conference here.

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