Gov. Dayton Signs Bonding Bill - $129 million included for MinnState

Earlier today, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bonding bill. In the press release submitted by Dayton’s office, he said, “I am signing this bill, despite my objections, because areas throughout Minnesota need the projects and the jobs which it will provide." Dayton also said he believes the bill “underfunds critical investments in higher education, state parks and water infrastructure, and assures that those needs will become more urgent and more expensive in the future.”
As part of the bill, Minnesota State received $129 million, of which $45 million is for asset preservation (HEAPR). The projects listed below will now have the resources needed to move forward. 
Funded MinnState Projects:

  • Bemidji State University: Academic Learning Center
  • Rochester Community and Technical College: Memorial and Plaza Halls
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Clinical Sciences Phase II
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College: Nursing and Business
  • Century College: Applied Technology Center
  • Normandale Community College: Classroom and Student Services
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead: Weld Hall
  • Inver Hills Community College: Technology and Business Center
  • Riverland Community College: Transportation, Trade and Industrial Education Center
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College: Maajiigi

For more information about the individual projects please read the 2018 MinnState Capital Request.

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