CHICAGO — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday unveiled an $815 million capital budget that relies on $685 million of general fund-supported bonding amid calls from some lawmakers for $1 billion in capital spending to bolster the economy.

“This bonding bill is financially responsible and addresses important state needs such as flood mitigation, public safety, higher education, and transportation infrastructure,” Pawlenty said. “This proposal is affordable and appropriate.”

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