A nearly $2 billion bonding bill passed after the lengthy debate Wednesday night in the Minnesota House on a vote of 100-34. The long-delayed bill will help pay for public works, infrastructure, and construction projects around the state.

25 Republicans voted with House-majority Democrats to pass the bill. The Republican-led Senate is set to take up the bill today (THU 11 am). Senator Michelle Benson cautioned last night that the House made changes to the bill without previously agreed-upon language.

In the Mankato area, the legislation funds building upgrades at Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota River riverbank restoration, Caswell Park in North Mankato, and phase two of the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center renovation