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17 Apr ‘20

State seeks feedback on reopening businesses

2020-04-17T14:10:19-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, News|

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 . . .

27 Mar ‘20

Legislature’s emergency response bill includes $30 million in child care grants

2020-03-27T13:50:58-05:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, News|

On March 26, the Legislature passed a budget bill that provides $330 million in additional resources to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the unemployment, human services, and public safety investments needed across the state. Included in the bill is $30 million for grants to child care providers. The grants are . . .

23 Mar ‘20

ACTION ALERT: Support rural renters – Contact your Federal Representative and Senators today!

2020-03-25T09:18:31-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development|

The clock is ticking! With Congress quickly fighting to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, Greater Minnesotans know that it is necessary to include supports for renters. The White House has called for final passage of the package by today, March 23. With over a trillion dollars on the line . . .

12 Mar ‘20

GCMC Legislative Action Day brings together city officials, legislators

2020-03-13T15:30:15-05:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Events, Legislative Action Day, News and Events|

Another successful Legislative Action Day is in the books! On Wednesday, more than 115 city leaders from across Greater Minnesota traveled to St. Paul for our annual “day at the Capitol” lobbying event. Thank you to everyone who joined us!   The day kicked off with a welcome from CGMC . . .

13 Feb ‘20

Greater Minnesota city officials discuss child care needs with House majority leader

2020-02-14T16:13:20-06:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development|

The House DFL held a press conference Thursday morning to roll out their top legislative priority for the session - $500 million in funding for early childhood and child care initiatives. The proposal would be funded through the state’s projected $1.3 billion budget surplus. Under the DFL proposal, the majority . . .

6 Feb ‘20

CGMC to Legislature: Seize this opportunity to invest in Greater Minnesota

2020-02-06T12:44:25-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, State Budget|

For Immediate Release  February 6, 2020                                                                                     Contact: Julie Liew PDF version With state on solid economic footing, group says lawmakers must set aside partisan squabbles and focus on passing bonding bill, making other key investments ST.PAUL—With the state sitting on a $1.3 billion budget surplus and a AAA bond . . .

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