Lawmakers react to Gov. Pawlenty's bonding proposalby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota lawmakers convene at the Capitol today for the first day of the 2005 legislative session. Yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty laid out his proposal for an $816 million bonding bill this session. The bonding bill funds capital improvement projects around the state like university buildings, corrections facilities and rail projects. Last year, lawmakers failed to pass a bonding bill. Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer spoke with two legislators -- DFL State Sen. Keith Langseth chairs the Capital Investment Committee in the Senate, and Republican Dan Dorman heads the equivalent committee in the House.