In less than two weeks, the Minnesota Legislature will reconvene, and although the second half of the biennium is shorter, it will likely be another busy session. Because it is not a budget year, the Legislature will be focused primarily on the bonding bill and policy issues. For GMPT, we have several priorities for 2024. We would like to see more funding for the DNR’s local park and trails grant programs and will be pushing for the inclusion of such funds in the bonding bill.
GMPT’s Legislative Action Day is coming up on Feb. 26. We have a great line-up for the event, including:
- DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen will be here to talk about local parks and trails grant programs
- Renee Mattson of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks & Trails Commission will provide an update on the commission’s activities
- Lunch with Sen. Carrie Ruud and other key legislators
- Time to lobby your legislators at the Capitol (Note: Attendees are responsible for making your own appointments with legislators. We recommend making appointments before 9:45 a.m. or after 1:30 p.m.)
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The day will start at with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the office of Flaherty & Hood (525 Park St., Suite 470), which is located one block away from the State Capitol in St. Paul.
Note about parking: Free parking available in the lot at 525 Park Street. However, you will need this parking pass. Please print it in color, write in the date and put it on your dashboard. Copies of the parking pass will also be available at the Flaherty & Hood front desk.
If you have any questions about Legislative Action Day, please contact Elizabeth Wefel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!