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 […]

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GMNP welcomes four new board members

The Greater Minnesota Partnership is proud to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors: Bruce Imholte – A member of the Detroit Lakes City Council and owner of Imholte & Dahl CPAs, an accounting firm with offices in Detroit Lakes and Fargo, N.D. Scott Marquardt – Vice president of the Southwest Initiative foundation […]

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Child care discussions continue at committee hearings

There has been a lot of activity on the child care front in the past week. On March 1, the House Early Childhood Committee and the Jobs Committee held a joint hearing in St. Cloud. The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the economic and employment impacts of the child care crisis. The challenge […]

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House committees to travel to St. Cloud for child care hearing

The House Early Childhood Finance & Policy and Jobs & Economic Development Finance committees are traveling to Greater Minnesota for a joint hearing on child care this Friday. The hearing will touch on topics such as child care careers, the provider shortage and how the lack of available child care impacts local businesses and the […]

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GMNP voices concerns about child care tax credit bill

Scott McMahon, a lobbyist for the GMNP and our sister organization the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities,  testified in the House Tax Committee on Thursday about concerns over a proposal for several new child care tax credits and their limited benefit to families and providers in Greater Minnesota. HF 1034, authored by Rep. Laurie Pryor […]

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Child care bills receive first hearings

On Wednesday, the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee heard the two Greater Minnesota child care bills. This was the first action on the GMNP’s child care efforts in either chamber. SF 537, authored by Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) would appropriate $3 million to the six Minnesota Initiative Funds for their continued efforts to help […]

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