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Bonding Bill and others ahead for Minn. Legislature

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KFGO AM) -- Just three weeks remain in Minnesota's 2014 legislative session, and lawmakers still have much on their plates.

A Bonding Bill for state buildings and public works projects is the biggest item.

The DFL-controlled Jouse already has its plan on the table but Democrats in the Senate haven't rolled out their Bonding Bill yet.

Democratic leaders are talking about a larger bill than the $855 million dollars they and GOP leaders agreed on last session, but Republicans would be reluctant to agree to a larger figure without getting something in return, perhaps additional tax cuts or reductions in government spending.

If Governor Dayton wants to push things a certain direction, he'd have an high-visibility opportunity in Wednesday night's State of the State address.

Also this week, Senate and House negotiators continue trying to hammer out a compromise on a second round of tax cuts, and on a supplemental Budget Bill to spend part of the state's expected surplus.