ST. PAUL, MN. (AP) - State Capitol repairs, civic center expansions and veterans home upgrades are expected to have a place in Governor Mark Dayton's plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects.
Dayton is introducing his plan this morning. It includes the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center Rochester.
But this year's bonding bill is a rare example of where GOP buy-in is necessary. It takes a three-fifths vote to pass one and Democrats are short of that margin on their own.
Republicans have generally supported devoting money to the state Capitol renovation, but House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says lawmakers should worry about balancing the state budget before taking up a bonding bill.
House Democrats were set to outline their proposal on Tuesday.