The head of the Republican majority in the Minnesota Senate is predicting the Legislature will pass a long-stalled public construction borrowing bill before the Monday deadline. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says Democratic Gov. Tim Walz’s decision to let his stay-at-home order expire might trigger the necessary bipartisan cooperation. Walz and other Democrats have proposed similar packages that would require just over $2 billion in borrowing. Senate Republicans have not. That led Democratic senators to express frustration on the Senate floor Thursday. Gazelka replied that he wants to see a bonding bill pass without waiting for a special session.
Minnesota Senate leader: Bonding bill still likely to pass
By Associated Press|2020-05-15T04:55:03-05:00May 15th, 2020|