Minnesota lawmakers are back in Saint Paul after the Passover/Easter break, and Mankato D-F-L Representative Jack Considine says a bonding bill for state public works projects should be a priority. Considine says Senate Republicans have proposed a bonding bill, “the governor has made recommendations for a bonding bill. We are strictly waiting on the House majority [Republicans].” Grove City Republican Dean Urdahl, who chairs the House Capital Investment Committee, says he has the outline of a bonding bill but is waiting for the go-ahead from House leaders before releasing details. Governor Dayton has proposed a $1.5 billion bonding bill. Senate Republicans’ plan is reportedly just under $1 billion, but Urdahl says his bill will be smaller, perhaps around $800 million. The legislature generally passes bonding bills in even-numbered years, but a 2016 measure failed in the closing moments of the legislative session.