John provided us with the flyer on the link below to review his priorities for the remainder of the session. He also mentioned how important it is to reach out to him now about things that are priorities for next session. Legislators use the summer months to prepare for bills to be introduced.
The next webinar is scheduled for May 12 at 8 am at the Faribault Chamber. All members are welcome.
Click here to read John’s message Advancing MN
Here is the status of legislative priorities from the MN Chamber.
April 10, 2017
LAWMAKERS IN RECESS
The Minnesota Legislature is in recess, returning to the Capitol on April 17. This is an ideal time to talk with your legislators about the ways they can help to improve Minnesota’s economy and your business before they return to negotiate the final details of the budget and the 2017 session.
Be sure to thank those senators and representatives who have supported the business community by voting for our priorities so far. They are making a difference. Working together, we will ensure that Minnesota businesses are ready to compete – ready to change and grow in the global economy.
As of now, there are major differences in approaches to addressing the budget and $1.65 billion state surplus, as highlighted in the chart below. Governor Dayton is focused more on spending, while the Legislature is focused more on tax relief.
KEY MESSAGES FOR LEGISLATORS
With back-to-back surpluses, the state on solid financial footing, and no major omnibus tax relief bill or transportation bills with additional revenues passed since 2014, it’s time to invest in Minnesota’s economy and infrastructure!
|BUSINESS TAX RELIEF
Minnesota businesses face among the highest tax burdens in the nation.
Minnesota businesses are being targeted by a small group of attorneys over alleged technical violations of accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Minnesota needs the most effective teachers in every classroom.
Early education scholarships