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Dayton unveiling bonding wish list

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Jan 15, 2014 at 5:45 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is producing his wish list for state-backed construction projects around Minnesota.

He has said his plan to be released Wednesday would approach $1 billion. It will cover construction proposals on publicly owned property from college campuses to state prisons to regional civic centers.

The only thing virtually assured: the final $126 million installment for a significant restoration of the state Capitol.

He says his office received $3 billion in requests in all.

His proposal opens a debate that will heat up once lawmakers return to St. Paul in late February. But governors tend to get much of what they ask for and have power to line-item veto projects they oppose.

Bonding bills require three-fifths votes to pass, so some Republican votes are essential.

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