Republicans Consider ‘unbonding’ Projects

Republicans do not want to fund public works projects this year, in a measure known as a bonding bill, but may “unbond” projects that have not been built.

House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, said there are millions of dollars worth of projects that have been approved but not built. He said Republicans may look at revoking authority to build those projects.

“We have a great deal of bonding that has not been done…” Dean said. “That is a real concern for us.”

However, he would not say if the GOP would consider reallocating money planned for projects not yet build for use on new projects.

Dean said that heavy snows raise concerns of Minnesota flooding, which may prompt a bonding bill to fund a flood fight.