The 2014 legislative session kicked off on Tuesday. With a shorter-than-usual session this year, legislative activity is going to be fast and furious as lawmakers tackle issues such as the bonding bill, minimum wage and taxes. Based on policy positions set at the CGMC’s Fall Conference, the top issues we are advocating for in 2014 include:

  • A $57 million increase in LGA
  • $10 million a year for the Greater Minnesota Jobs Training Program
  • $25 million in the bonding bill for the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure (BDPI) Grant Program
  • $100 million for a new Broadband Infrastructure Fund

We hope to accomplish a lot in a short period of time, so we will be calling on CGMC members for their help and cooperation in working toward our goals. Pay special attention to your email inboxes because we will be sending out Action Alerts and other informational materials as the session progresses.