THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 5-10-13
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There was relatively little final action on key legislation... Posted on 5/10/13 at 12:53 PM
A public works borrowing bill was defeated by the Minnesota House on Friday, but it could be revived. Here are some of the major projects proposed in the House’s plan to borrow money for public works projects.
A state Capitol facelift, college campus building projects and regional civic center upgrades got thrown in limbo Friday when the Minnesota House failed to muster enough votes for an $800 million construction bill.
The Minnesota Senate has voted to freeze tuition rates at the state's public colleges and universities for the next two years. The Senate passed a state higher education budget by a bipartisan, 44-22 vote on Friday that includes a $250 million spending increase.
The future of a public works borrowing bill to fund state Capitol work, roads and bridges and other projects is in question after it failed in the Minnesota House. Representatives voted 76-56 Friday on a bill to sell bonds to fund public works projects, five votes short of the 81 needed to pass.
Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, one of just three DFLers to vote Monday against legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota, said today the four-hour debate was heartfelt and moving but did not shake his longstanding belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Minnesota's cigarette tax is about to go up, but a top lawmaker says the new rate won't be more than Wisconsin's. Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says the final tax could match the $2.52 per pack rate charged in Wisconsin. That's $1.29 more than Minnesota assesses now.
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