Gov. Mark Dayton has indicated his desire for a bonding bill in the upcoming session, and state Republicans have not ruled out the idea.
"In terms of a bonding bill, frankly, I have not spent a lot of time thinking about it," Dayton said at a press conference with House and Senate leaders at the state Capitol Monday. "We're spending a lot of time right now on the budget itself, the operating budget. We really just got the numbers last week that set our mark so we're taking every available moment for that. The bonding bill doesn't have to be done for some time after that so we'll set that one on the back burner for now but I expect to come forward with a bonding bill."