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Minnesota Legislature News: Senate bonding bill differs from House, Dayton plans

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ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee vote this morning sets up complex three-way negotiations about funding public works projects.

The Senate Capital Investment Committee overwhelmingly approved selling $496 million in bonds to fund public works projects such as fixing state facilities and helping communities pay for sewer systems.

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It is the third proposal and falls in the middle of the other two. A House bill would spend $280 million, and Gov. Mark Dayton proposes $761 million.

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