Bonding bill fails to make it past the finish line

One of the top priorities for the GMNP this legislative session was the passage of a robust bonding bill, but the House and Senate failed to come together on an agreement before the Legislature adjourned. A bonding bill requires a three-fifths majority to pass, which this session meant that some members of the DFL minority […]

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Urge the Senate to support funding for child care facilities!

One of the GMNP’s top priorities is solving the child care shortage in Greater Minnesota communities. This legislative session, we are working to create a new program, funded through the bonding bill, that would provide capital for local governments to build, purchase, or rehab buildings that the city or county would own but could rent […]

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House unveils bonding bill

On Monday, the House unveiled its proposed bonding bill, HF 2529. The bill would appropriate slightly more than $2 billion in general obligation bonds and another $500 million in cash and other sources. Click here to see a spreadsheet of all the projects included in the bill. In addition to many important local projects and […]

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ACTION ALERT – Urge your legislators to pass a bonding bill!

As our communities and state continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that our lawmakers come together to pass a large bonding bill. The bonding bill is one of the state’s most powerful tools to help stimulate the economy and ensure that our infrastructure remains sound. […]

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Governor announces partial ‘return-to-work’ order

Gov. Walz issued Executive Order 20-40 today which could allow 80,000 to 100,000 Minnesotans to return to work as early as Monday, April 27. Under the order, workers in many office-based or industrial/manufacturing businesses will be allowed to return to their workplaces so long as the business establishes and implements a COVID-19 preparedness plan that […]

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U of M Extension offering webinars for rural leaders, business owners

University of Minnesota’s Extension service is offering several different series of webinars for Minnesota business owners and leaders to help them get their rural communities through the pandemic. These webinars aimed at tourism, small businesses and community leaders are free and each session is 30 minutes long. Sign up for upcoming webinars or watch past […]

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Apply to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband

This week, the state issued a notice of vacancy for a seat on the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. The current task force is a continuation of a task force originally established by Gov. Dayton to advise the executive and legislative branches on broadband policy, including the assessment of issues and gaps in our state’s […]

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State seeks feedback on reopening businesses

One of the most pressing concerns the state faces during this pandemic is determining when, how and which businesses can start to reopen. State agencies and Senate Republicans are seeking feedback from the public regarding how to safely practice social distancing when reopening their businesses. At the state level, the Minnesota Department of Employment and […]

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