Minnesota House lawmakers are in Pipestone, Luverne, Worthington, Butterfield, Welcome, Fairmont and Mankato today (Wed), hearing pitches for state bonding dollars for public works projects on day two of their sweep through southwest Minnesota.  Capital Investment committee chairman, Minneapolis Democrat Fue Lee says the latest budget forecast allows the state to bond for just over 3.3 billion dollars:

“I’ll be doing my part to push for a robust bonding bill.   I am hopeful that we could get to a level similar to what we were able to get done in the October 2020 bonding bill.”

That was a record 1.9 billion dollars.  Lawmakers wrangle with a bonding bill during the next regular legislative session which begins January 31st, 2022.