Star Tribune, 3/21/2011: Dayton: Let's get building

From an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER; Photo by David Brewster, Star Tribune. The governor renewed his call for a bonding bill and also reiterated his backing for a new Vikings stadium. To construction workers and their bosses, Gov. Mark Dayton pitched his vision Tuesday for digging the state out of the construction doldrums: a new Vikings stadium and spending on state buildings. "We need a people's stadium," Dayton said to union members in work vests who visited the Capitol.
A few hours later, Dayton told the workers' besuited bosses that he was mystified and astonished that legislators have refused to join him in backing a $1 billion borrowing bill to fix and construct state buildings.

The governor's pitch for more borrowing has landed with a thud among Republican leaders.

"We've got to focus on the budget," said Deputy Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel.

The fight over the bonding bill crystallizes the Capitol battle. DFLer Dayton wants to spend state cash to jump-start the economy; Republicans want to make cuts to do the same. Read more at the StarTribune