ST. PAUL (KMHL) – Despite the chaotic legislative session, Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) said he is optimistic about the prospects of a bonding bill getting done before the legislative session ends on Monday.

House Democrats and Senate Republicans are quite far apart on the amount of the bill, but Dahms doesn’t think that will be the hurdle.

“As far as the dollars being spent, there is a difference, but I’m not concerned about that part,” said Dahms in an interview with Marshall Radio. “We’ll be able to get together on the dollars in my opinion.”

Time is of the essence though, lawmakers have until midnight Sunday night to approve a bill before the constitutional deadline for the end of the session.

House Republicans have said though, that they will not advance a bonding bill in the House until the governor ends the emergency order.