Statement: Governor Walz’s 2020 Higher Education Bonding Proposal

Posted: January 13, 2020

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 2020 – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz today released his higher education bonding proposal for the 2020 Legislative session that includes $142.5 million for asset preservation and $121.2 million for capital bonding projects at the colleges and universities of Minnesota State. In response, Minnesota State released the following statement: 

“We are very pleased that Governor Walz is showing his steadfast support for the critical role that higher education plays in meeting the workforce needs of Minnesota,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. “The capital projects and asset preservation work included in the Governor’s proposal would have a direct impact on the success of our 350,000 students by improving campus teaching and learning environments, enhancing STEM classrooms and labs, and streamlining critical student support services. We are very grateful for his support and look forward to working with legislators throughout the 2020 session.” 

More information about Minnesota State’s 2020 capital request


Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 350,000 students. It is the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.