One of the many issues discussed in this year's legislative session that will affect many University students is the Gov. Mark Dayton's bonding bill.
Dayton's proposed $775 million dollar bonding bill will go to building and renovating new community facilities. The University of Minnesota especially wants part of it.
The University has requested $170 million from the bill including $90 million for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) which are funds that go to maintaining and improving facilities around campus.
However, according to the Minnesota Daily, Dayton will allocate only $78 million to the university's constructions projects, and an additional $20 million for HEAPR.
Star Tribune's Capital Hot Dish said that the bonding bill will have a little for everyone. The bonding bill will go to many construction and renovation projects all over the state like a ball park for St. Paul, a Nicolette Mall facelift, and millions of dollars for roads, bridges and community centers.