Walz

(St. Paul MN-)   Nearly half of the 518 million dollars in Governor Tim Walz's bonding proposal would go for asset preservation -- roof repairs, exterior renovation and technology upgrades -- at state-owned buildings across Minnesota.  Walz contends it's so the state's infrastructure doesn't fall into disrepair:

 
 
Also in the governor's proposal:  100 million dollars to preserve and build housing opportunities across the state and 43 million for security upgrades at the State Capitol Complex.  Representative Dean Urdahl of Grove City is the ranking Republican on the House Bonding Committee, and says he doesn't have a problem with those items...
 
 
 
...However, Urdahl says Walz is asking for money to help Minneapolis and St. Paul rebuild after last year's riots, and Republicans have a problem with that...
 
 
 
...Urdahl says The House will need at least 11 Republican votes to pass a bonding bill. 
 
Governor Walz is also asking for 4.5 million dollars for a new Veterans Cemetery in Redwood Falls in southwest Minnesota.   And he wants 10 million dollars for Minnesota's share of design and environmental work on a second daily Amtrak train between the Twin Cities, Milwaukee and Chicago.  The run would include stops in Winona and Red Wing.