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Dayton previews $750 million bonding bill

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Gov. Mark Dayton hinted at elements of a $750 million bonding bill request that would benefit public works projects across Minnesota, MPR reports.

Renovations at the Minneapolis Veterans Home and expansions of civic centers in Mankato, Rochester and St. Cloud are included in the plans.

The lion's share of the money would go to restoring the deteriorating Capitol, the Pioneer Press says. A Capitol architect warned the building will soon be beyond preservation and require constant repair or replacement. The Associated Press reports the massive renovation requires $109 million this year.

The proposal is expected to be released next week. Bonding bills require three-fifths votes to pass the Legislature.

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