This should make for an interesting discussion! All four legislative leaders —Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman — have confirmed that they will participate in the lunch-time panel discussion at CGMC’s Legislative Action Day on Wednesday, March 14. This is the first time in recent years that all four legislative leaders have agreed to sit on a panel together at a CGMC event. We are looking forward to a robust discussion on Greater Minnesota issues such as Local Government Aid, infrastructure funding, water quality regulations and child care.

In addition to the panel discussion, Legislative Action Day also provides a great opportunity to learn more about legislative issues affecting your community and to lobby for Greater Minnesota priorities at the State Capitol. As is our tradition, the day-long event concludes with a reception and dinner with legislators at Mancini’s Char House in St. Paul. The full Legislative Action Day agenda and venue information can be found here.

If you have not yet registered for Legislative Action Day, please do so by filling out the online registration form at Please register by Feb. 28.