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Minnesota's Capital Budget

Minnesota's Capital Budget is primarily funded by issuing state general obligation bonds. Items funded in capital budgets often include land acquisition, repair, renovation and construction of state facilities; acquisition, construction and repair of state parks, trails, interpretive centers, campground facilities, forests, wildlife management areas, dams and flood control structures.

Capital budgets also include grants to local government for repair and construction of schools, parks, bridges and waste-water treatment facilities. Historically, major capital budget bills have been passed in even-numbered years.

Minnesota Management & Budget issues instructions for capital budget requests in April of the year preceding its submission to the Legislature. Preliminary submissions of state agency capital budget requests are due in June, with final submissions due in September. The Governor's submits a proposed capital budget to the Legislature in January of even-numbered years.

Governor's Revised Capital Budget (March 17, 2016)

Governor's 2016 Proposed Capital Budget (January 15, 2016)

Updated Preliminary 2016 Capital Budget Requests and Related Documents (November 4, 2015)

Preliminary 2016 Capital Budget Requests and Related Documents (July 15, 2015)

The Funding Sources in the capital budget request documents include the following abbreviations: 

Funding Source
GO = General Obligation Bond GF = General Fund Cash UF = User Financed Bonding
AP = Appropriation Bonds THB = Trunk Highway Bonds THC = Trunk Highway Cash
Rev = Revenue Bonds