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16 Jun ‘20

ACTION ALERT – Urge Gov. Walz, Minnesota House to approve $841M in CARES Act funding for local governments

2020-06-16T15:58:30-05:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, COVID-19, News, News and Events|

This afternoon, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation to distribute $841 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds (the “CARES Act”) to local governments. Click here to see how much money your city would receive under the bill. At this point, we do not know when the House will take up this . . .

12 Jun ‘20

News Release: Special session must not adjourn until Legislature passes a bonding bill

2020-06-12T13:36:42-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Special Session, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew A large public works package is needed to help Greater Minnesota communities — and the entire state — rebound from COVID-19 pandemic ST. PAUL—As state legislators prepare to tackle a laundry list of items during a special session that began today, Greater Minnesota city . . .

11 Jun ‘20

What to expect when you’re expecting a special session

2020-06-12T14:06:53-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Special Session|

This week, Gov. Walz issued a long-expected proclamation calling the Legislature into a special session set to begin June 12. The Legislature left plenty of work unfinished when it ended the 2020 regular session on May 18 without passing a bonding bill, addressing the distribution of federal CARES Act dollars . . .

11 Jun ‘20

ACTION ALERT – We need a bonding bill!

2020-06-11T11:41:46-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, Transportation|

As the Minnesota Legislature prepares to reconvene Friday, June 12 for a special session, it is critical that you reach out to your legislators and make it clear that they must pass a bonding bill before they adjourn. As CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson emphasizes in this guest column for . . .

11 Jun ‘20

Guest column calls on Legislature to pass large bonding bill

2020-06-11T16:38:47-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Special Session, Transportation|

CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson penned a guest column for the online news site Minnesota Reformer in which he called on the Minnesota Legislature to pass a bonding bill during the upcoming special session that invests at least $1.5 billion in critical infrastructure projects around the state. In his column, . . .

9 Jun ‘20

Webinar: Public Sector Labor Negotiations and Workforce Cost-Cutting in a COVID-19 Economy

2020-06-09T12:00:36-05:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Archived Webinars, COVID-19, Events, Labor & Employee Relations, News, Webinar|

This webinar explored what public employers are planning for wage settlements and benefits and cost-cutting with their workforce. Practical and legal strategies will be discussed for negotiating economic and language items and implementing cost-cutting measures related to wage and benefit freezes, reducing work hours, furloughs, hiring freezes, voluntary separation incentives, layoffs, and subcontracting.    

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