MN Legislature to meet in 5th special session today

Mon 10-12-2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House and Senate convene Monday for their fifth special session of 2020 and what’s likely their last chance to pass a public construction package known as a bonding bill this year.

A Senate committee met in the morning to walk through a package that would borrow $1.36 billion in general obligation bonds to finance $1.87 billion in projects statewide, once other funding sources are counted. But bonding bills require 60% majorities in both the House and Senate, and that’s where previous efforts have foundered.

A House GOP spokesman said there was no agreement as of Monday morning.