Gov. Walz looks for compromise in state legislature on bonding bill
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature has 72 hours to approve a funding bill that the governor says will help equality.
The Minnesota Senate is expected to release their version of the proposed bill this week. The proposed bill asks for $2.6 billion to fund housing, roads, water systems, and community improvement projects.
Gov. Tim Walz hopes it can be passed by Friday, when the special session ends. The bill would need a supermajority vote before Friday to pass in the Senate.
In a press conference Tuesday, June 16, Walz said the bill emphasizes diversity.
"And whether that be in communities of color, or whether that be geographically to make sure that greater Minnesota as well as the Twin City Metro area benefited from this," he said.
The state senate may be looking for a bill with half of the proposed funding.
"If they are at $1.3 billion and we are at $2.6 billion, there is a middle there, and I am more than willing to say that," Walz said.