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Minnesota's Capital Budget

Current Capital Budget   Previous Capital Budgets    Capital Budget Instructions

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; and 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 governments 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 May of odd-numbered years. Preliminary submissions of state agency capital budget requests are due in June, with final submissions due in October of odd-numbered years. All local government capital budget requests are due in June, and edits to projects submitted in June are due in October of odd-numbered years. The Governor submits a proposed capital budget to the Legislature in January of even-numbered years.

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