Gov. Mark Dayton will announced his $850-million bonding bill Tuesday, which is expected to fund construction projects and create jobs across the state.
Characterized as a jobs bill, the legislation comes even as leaders in the Republican-led House have said they don't have plans on proposing a bonding bill this year. Bonding bills have to originate in the House, and as a result, the Senate may follow suit. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said late last month that he instructed Senate leaders to come up with options in case a bonding bill is produced.
Dayton expects to announce the legislation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, along with Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans.
Later Tuesday morning, Dayton and Frans will host a conference call with reporters from around the state, a nod that many of the planned projects the bill would fund are in rural Minnesota.