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Forum News Service, Published April 01 2014

Key numbers in proposed bonding bills

Key bonding numbers

  • State bonds that would be sold:

    Governor – $986 million

    House – $850 million

  • Cash for public works projects:

    Governor – none

    House – $125 million

  • Requests for bonding funds:

    Nearly $4 billion

  • Amount education projects would receive:

    Governor – $265 million

    House – $340 million

    Senate has not released its bonding proposal

    Selected bonding projects

  • Capitol building renovation:

    Governor – $126.3 million

    House – $20 million

  • Housing improvements loans and grants:

    Governor – $50 million

    House – $100 million

  • St. Peter security hospital and Sex Offender Program improvements:

    Governor – $63.7 million

    House – $41.3 million

  • Rochester Mayo Civic Center expansion:

    Governor – $37 million

    House – $30 million

  • Department of Natural Resources asset preservation:

    Governor – $23 million

    House – $12 million

  • Parks and trails acquisition and development:

    Governor – $5 million

    House – $19.4 million

  • Sewage project grants:

    Governor – $20 million

    House – $20 million

  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation:

    Governor – $40 million

    House – $30 million

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, to expand transportation center:

    Governor – $4.4 million

    House – $4.4 million

  • Northland Community and Technical College to prepare for aerial systems and imagery analyst programs:

    Governor – $3.9 million

    House – none

  • Northeast Higher Education District workforce training space:

    Governor – $2.2 million

    House – $2.2 million

  • Flood mitigation for Moorhead and Montevideo:

    Governor – none

    House – $9.9 million

  • Local bridge replacements:

    Governor – $30 million

    House – $21.8 million

  • Local road improvements:

    Governor – $10 million

    House – $18.3 million

  • Greater Minnesota transit programs:

    Governor – $1.1 million

    House – $1.4 million

  • University of Minnesota asset preservation:

    Governor – $40 million

    House – $30 million

  • University of Minnesota Crookston wellness center:

    Governor – $10 million

    House – $1.1 million

  • University of Minnesota research laboratory lab improvements:

    Governor – $12 million

    House – $12 million

  • Veterans Affairs Department improvements, including renovating Luverne and Silver Bay veteran homes resident rooms:

    Governor – $4 million

    House – $3.4 million

  • Correction Department asset preservation, women’s prison security fence and St. Cloud prison improvements. Governor, $47.9 million; House, $25.4 million

  • Red Lake school facilities improvement. Governor, $13.5 million; House, $10.5 million

  • Giants Ridge Events Center on Iron Range. Governor, $5 million, House, $5 million

  • Range Regional Airport terminal. Governor, $5 million, House, $6.5 million

  • Duluth NorShor Arts Center. Governor, $7 million; House $7 million

  • Duluth Wade Stadium construction. Governor, none. House, $4.4 million

  • International Falls airport terminal. Governor, $2 million; House, $1.3 million

  • Koochiching County sewage facilities near Voyageurs National Park. Governor, $8.6 million; House, $8.6 million

  • Lewis and Clark Water System to provide Luverne with water. Governor, $20.2 million; House, $20 million

  • Spirit Mountain water system for snowmaking. Governor, $3.4 million; House, $3.4 million

  • St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center expansion. Governor, $11.6 million; House, $11.6 million

  • St. Louis County Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency and Range Mental Health Center building. Governor, $2 million; House, none

  • Northeast Regional Corrections Center. Governor, none; House, $4 million

  • Red Wing riverside improvements. Governor, none; House, $6 million

  • Virginia industrial park. Governor, $1.5 million; House, none

    – Grand Rapids school district performing arts center. Governor, none; House, $3.9 million

  • Bemidji State University renovation, remodeling and demolishing various buildings. Governor, $9.2 million; House, $9.2 million

  • Lake Superior College remodeling for allied health science programs. Governor, $3.5 million; House, $3.5 million

    Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical for carpentry, medical lab and welding space. Governor, $1.1 million; House, $1.1 million

  • Central Lakes College in Staples to improve energy systems and for one-stop service center. Governor, $3 million; House, $3 million

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Canby and Jackson for various renovations. Governor, $2.3 million; House, $2.3 million

  • U.S. 53 utilities relocation near Virginia. Governor, none; House, $19.5 million

  • Willmar Minnesota Department of Transportation building construction. Governor, $4.4 million; House, $4.4 million

  • Little Falls truck station construction. Governor, $3.4 million; House, $3.6 million

  • University of Minnesota Tate science building renovations. Governor, $56.7 million; House, $56.7 million

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth chemical sciences and advance materials building construction. Governor, none. House, $24 million.