Minnesota's surplus due to dominate Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers are moving closer to the conclusion of the 2014 session, but they still haven't decided how to spend the remainder of the $1.2 billion budget surplus.

They'll likely use some of that excess cash to augment the borrowing in a bonding bill. The rest will show up in a supplemental spending bill and a second tax cut bill. Gov. Mark Dayton will likely weigh in on those matters, and much more, when he delivers his long-delayed state-of-the-state message on Wednesday night.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Pugmire, who covers the capitol, about the week ahead for state lawmakers.

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