During his Budget Address Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) referred to a forthcoming Bonding Bill a number of times. He said he would be bring it forward in three weeks. This is an interesting variable in the Budget negotiations. Traditionally, Bonding Bills for capital investment occur in even numbered session years.
Earlier in the legisaltive session when we heard of the possiblity of no session in 2016 we thought it was an interesting idea, but not all that likely. If one thinks about Dayton’s unsession idea from last year, what would be a better type of unsession than no session at all.
If the legislature completes the bulk of its work for 2016 this year and the State Capitol being closed for repairs, it seems far more likely.