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Register now for Legislative Action Day 2015

Registration is now open for the Greater Minnesota Partnership’s Legislative Action Day! This year’s event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Like year, the GMNP will again be partnering with its sister organization, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, for this day-long lobbying event. It will kick off with a brief legislative update in the morning,  followed by lunch with a speaker (Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt have been invited) at the Flaherty & Hood office in St. Paul. Members will then spend the afternoon meeting with their legislators at the Capitol before concluding the day with a legislative reception and dinner at Mancini’s restaurant that evening.

Legislative Action Day is always a great opportunity to build connections between local officials and legislators and advocate for the priorities of Greater Minnesota cities and businesses. The registration form* can be submitted electronically or printed out and mailed to the listed address. Please submit it by Jan. 21. Continue reading

GMNP responds to Gov. Dayton’s statement that rural broadband will be a spending priority

Following yesterday’s announcement from Minnesota Management and Budget that the state has a $1B budget surplus for the next biennium, Gov. Dayton held a press availability in which he stated that rural broadband will be among his top spending priorities.

In response to the Governor’s comments, Greater Minnesota Partnership Executive Director Dan Dorman released this statement to the media today:

Statement from Dan Dorman, executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership, regarding Gov. Dayton’s statement that rural broadband will be a spending priority given the budget surplus

“Over the past year, our organization has worked tirelessly with communities and businesses across the state to highlight the need for high-quality broadband in Greater Minnesota and garner support from policymakers on this critical issue. Continue reading