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MMB releases bonding instructions

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has released its capital budget instructions, outlining the process by which local governments and state agencies submit capital budget requests to be considered for inclusion in the Governor’s next bonding proposal. This is the first step in the agency’s capital budget process, which will conclude with submission of the Governor’s 2020 bonding proposal to the Legislature next January.

If your local government has a bonding request, it must submit its project to MMB by June 14, 2019 in order to be considered for the Governor’s proposal. Submitting a project through this process may also help secure your community a stop on the House and Senate’s traditional bonding tour, which typically takes place in the summer and fall.

You can find all of the relevant documents HERE.

ACTION ALERT – Urge state lawmakers to pass child care legislation this year!

With just days left until the Legislature’s May 20 deadline, it is vital that Greater Minnesota business and community leaders speak up about the dire need for more child care options in Greater Minnesota.

The GMNP is advocating for two important child care initiatives that are currently making their way through the legislative process, but we need your help to urge the Legislature to pass them this year.

Take Action — Lawmakers need to hear from YOU!

It is critical that GMNP members and affiliates contact Governor Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and your legislators TODAY. Urge them to:

  • Pass a bonding bill that contains $10 million for grants to help build or expand child care facilities in Greater Minnesota.
  • Pass a jobs bill that contains $2 million to be distributed between the six Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIFs) for child care business development and provider training. These grants will help stabilize provider loss and start to build much-needed capacity.

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