The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is asking lawmakers to pass another bonding bill this year for state public works projects — although nowhere near as big as last year’s record-breaking 1.9-billion-dollar package.   Spokesman Bradley Peterson says top lawmakers appear interested in a 200- to 300-million dollar bonding bill, and the Coalition is asking for 100 million of that for water infrastructure projects:

“I am hopeful that that’s something that the legislature could get done here, as they do all of their other work.”

Peterson says the need is great and, with interest rates still hovering near all-time lows, the state can’t afford to *not* fund more projects this year.