April 8 (Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proposed an $812 million capital improvement plan on Monday that calls for $720 million of state general obligation bonds.
'My proposals will put thousands of Minnesotans back to work throughout our state,' the Democratic governor said in a statement. 'It gives priority to projects that are ready to go.'
The continued restoration of the state capitol is one of dozens of projects in Dayton's plan, which includes an additional $28.3 million of bonds for state universities.
The proposal also calls for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to sell $30 million of bonds backed by annual state appropriations to fund the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed properties.
The plan requires legislative approval. Dayton proposed a $903 million bond bill last year.
(Reporting by Karen Pierog; Editing by James Dalgleish) Keywords: USA MINNESOTA/BONDS
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