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The Latest: With 2 days to go, lawmakers have plenty to do

May 21, 2016 - 10:23 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Latest on the final days of the Minnesota legislative session (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

Senate Democrats have proposed a scaled-back borrowing package for public works projects in Minnesota.

The Senate DFL announced Saturday their proposal for a $1.4 billion bonding bill to finance repairs and infrastructure projects across the state. But their proposal is still $600 million more than the one House Republicans are seeking.

Both the House and Senate have failed to gain enough support for their respective bonding bills, which require three-fifths support of members from each chamber to pass.

A conference committee made up of members from each chamber will need to try and find a compromise after legislative leaders agree on a target borrowing number.

State lawmakers have less than two days to finish all their work before they must adjourn on Monday. They cannot pass any bills after midnight on Sunday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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