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Gov. Mark Dayton says Monday, April 8, 2013, that he wants to borrow $750 milliion for public works projects around Minnesota. With him is Administration Commissioner Spencer Cronk. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Gov. Dayton proposes $750 million bonding bill, adding 21,000 jobs

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ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton says 21,000 people would get jobs if the Legislature funds his $750 million public works project proposal.


The Democratic governor said he emphasized projects that are ready to begin. They would be funded by the state selling bonds.

The biggest Dayton project is $109 million to begin a major Capitol building renovation project. About $95 million more would be needed next year, he said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.