Greater Mankato Growth Blog

2019 Legislative Session – What Happened (And What Didn’t)?

The 91st legislative session kicked off on January 8, 2019 after a November election that saw Mankato native Tim Walz elected governor, the House flip to DFL control, and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate through the one… Read More

Legislative Session Recap Breakfast

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our June Public Affairs Forum breakfast as we recap the 2019 legislative session. Wednesday, June 12 7:30 – 9:00 am South Central College, Heritage Hall Register here

House Transportation Committee to Hold Hearing in Mankato

The Minnesota House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee will hold a field hearing in Mankato this coming Friday, March 8. The Committee will hear testimony on HF 538 – a bill that would provide funding to complete the… Read More

Workplace Mandate Bills Under Consideration at Legislature

The Minnesota Legislature is considering a series of bills that would mandate that employers provide certain benefits to their employees. These proposals include state-mandated paid time off policies, paid family and medical leave, minimum wage, and predictive scheduling…. Read More

Minnesota Tax Conformity: What’s Next?

Following Governor Mark Dayton’s veto of legislation that would have conformed Minnesota’s tax system to the new Federal tax law, there is uncertainty as to what this means for businesses and individuals. The following guest blog courtesy of Eide… Read More

2018 Legislative Session: What Happened?

The Legislature convened in February with some optimism. The state had a modest surplus that would allow some budget flexibility and a general agreement on what bills needed to be passed, if not the specific provisions they would… Read More

Sexual Harassment Legislation Impacting Business Under Consideration

Bills are pending in the Minnesota House and Senate that lower the bar for employees to bring claims of sexual harassment against employers. Members interested in contacting their legislator on this matter can find who represents them and their… Read More

What’s Happening at the Legislature?

The Minnesota Legislature is in recess, returning to the Capitol on April 9 for a final sprint until they adjourn on May 21. This is an ideal time to talk with your legislators about the key issues of… Read More

Tax Bill – Impact on Businesses

The new tax bill significantly changes the tax code for businesses. The following guest blog courtesy of Eide Bailly provides a helpful overview of what the new tax bill means for businesses and considerations they should be making…. Read More

Tax Bill – Highlights for Individuals

The new tax bill significantly changes the tax code for individuals. The following guest blog courtesy of Abdo, Eick & Meyers provides a helpful overview of what the new tax bill means for individual filers. This information will… Read More

Bang For Your Membership Buck

Greater Mankato Growth works hard to ensure that your membership investment creates value for your business. One of the way’s we do that is through our public affairs advocacy on key policy issues. In addition to pursuing our… Read More

Tax Bill Q&A for Agriculture

The newly passed tax bill has numerous implications that businesses from all sectors need to understand and prepare for. Agriculture is no exception. The following guest blog courtesy of CliftonLarsonAllen provides a helpful Q&A on what the new tax bill… Read More