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Minnesota Senate easily passes long-delayed bonding bill

Minnesota Senate easily passes long-delayed bonding bill Photo: KSTP

Updated: October 15, 2020 03:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Senate has passed a nearly $1.9 billion public works construction package, a day after the House finally broke months of partisan stalemate and approved the bill.

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The package, known as a bonding bill, is the biggest piece of unfinished business left over from the 2020 regular session.

The Senate voted 64-3 Thursday to send the bill to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz for his signature.

Twenty-five House Republicans crossed over Wednesday night to join the House Democratic majority and pass it 100-34.

The sponsor says the bill will fund needed infrastructure projects and create jobs across the state.

A more detailed look at how the bonding bill impacts areas in the Northland can be found on this story when the bill was still getting voted on in the house.

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