(St. Paul, MN) - A nearly $2 billion bonding bill passed after lengthy debate Wednesday night in the Minnesota House on a vote of 100-34. The long-delayed bill will help pay for public works, infrastructure and construction projects around the state. The bill's chief author, Representative Mary Murphy of Hermantown:

Republican Representative Dean Urdahl of Grove City was instrumental in helping shape the bill and voted in favor of it. He says it's not perfect, but...
25 Republicans voted with House-majority Democrats to pass the bill. The Republican-led Senate is set to take up the bill today (THU 11 am). Senator Michelle Benson cautioned last night that the House made changes to the bill without previously agreed-upon language.