The Latest: With 2 Days to Go, Lawmakers Have Plenty to Do
ST. PAUL -- Senate Democrats have proposed a scaled-back borrowing package for public works projects in Minnesota.
The Senate DFL announced Saturday their proposal for a $1.4 billion bonding bill to finance repairs and infrastructure projects across the state. But their proposal is still $600 million more than the one House Republicans are seeking.
Both the House and Senate have failed to gain enough support for their respective bonding bills, which require three-fifths support of members from each chamber to pass.
A conference committee made up of members from each chamber will need to try and find a compromise after legislative leaders agree on a target borrowing number.
State lawmakers have less than two days to finish all their work before they must adjourn on Monday. They cannot pass any bills after midnight on Sunday.