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1 Oct ‘20

Bonding update: Not all change is progress

2020-10-01T17:05:08-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Bonding, Economic Development, News, Special Session, State Budget|

After months of stalemate over a bonding bill, a surprising headline emerged late in the day on Wednesday, stating that Minnesota House Republicans are "willing to vote on bonding bill”  during the next special legislative session. This headline turned heads because for the last five months House Republicans have said they will not . . .

4 Sep ‘20

Special session next week? Probably, but bonding bill still on hold

2020-09-04T09:47:46-05:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, COVID-19, News, Special Session|

With the fate of the bonding bill still unsettled, political tensions between Gov. Walz and Republican legislators have led to a great deal of uncertainty about what September will bring at the Legislature. In fact, although Gov. Walz has called a special session each month since June coinciding with the . . .

27 Aug ‘20

CGMC joins 60-plus organizations in calling for bonding bill

2020-08-27T16:20:47-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Jobs, News, Special Session|

This week, the CGMC joined a wide-ranging coalition of unions, engineers, architects, environmental groups, local government groups, faith groups, transportation groups, contractors and others in signing onto a letter calling on the Governor and legislative leaders to put their differences aside and pass a significant bonding bill.   The more . . .

13 Aug ‘20

Just a few hours long, 2020’s third special session packs in fireworks

2020-08-18T13:56:19-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News, Special Session|

The Minnesota Legislature’s third special session began and ended on Wednesday, but still managed to pack in some fireworks that will have lasting impacts on the already shaky relationship between Gov. Walz and Republican legislators. In a surprise that Senate DFL leaders called an “ambush” and Gov. Walz called “a . . .

12 Aug ‘20

ACTION ALERT – Pass a resolution in support of the bonding bill!

2020-08-20T13:40:17-05:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, Transportation|

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. One important way that your city can help nudge lawmakers in that direction is by passing a resolution . . .

24 Jul ‘20

Budget ‘blackout’ dims hopes for bonding bill

2020-07-24T09:29:14-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

When the Legislature failed — again — to pass a bonding bill during the second special session that ended earlier this week, it significantly jeopardized the chances of passing a bonding bill in 2020.   The CGMC has learned that the state's pending August bond sale means that the Legislature . . .

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