Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Highway 14 Makes Progress at Legislature

After several years of gridlock, the Legislature and Governor came to an agreement this year on a transportation bill that injects much needed funding into our state’s transportation network. The bottom line for Highway 14: there is funding… Read More

ADA Law Passed: New Mandatory Notice Requirement May Result in Fewer Lawsuits, Greater Accessibility

More than seventy businesses in our area over the past three years have been targeted with abusive lawsuits alleging accessibility violations. To help prevent these lawsuits, Greater Mankato Growth has been pursuing a two-prong strategy. First, we’ve worked… Read More

Tax Relief Signed Into Law

Governor Dayton took action Tuesday on all the major bills sent to him – signing all the budget bills and tax bills to avoid a government shutdown. The Governor did veto a bill that would have preempted local… Read More

REAL ID Passes: What You Need to Know

Governor Mark Dayton last week signed a bill that will finally bring Minnesota into compliance with the federal law known as REAL ID and allow the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to begin the process of making these… Read More

Legislative Recap Forum

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our June Public Affairs Forum breakfast as we recap the 2017 legislative session. Friday, June 2 7:30 – 9:00 am Greater Mankato Growth, Sakatah Trail Room Register here Hit… Read More

Protect Against ADA Lawsuits: Self-Audit Your Business

  As you may be aware, hundreds of abusive lawsuits have been filed in the past two years both in federal and state court targeting Minnesota small businesses over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)… Read More

Chamber Coalition Sends Letters on Highway 14

The House and Senate have passed their comprehensive transportation bills and the next step is conference committee, which convened for the first time yesterday. While there are some very good parts of the two bills, the overall effect… Read More

Uniform State Labor Standards Bill Up for Senate Vote

Tomorrow, the Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill┬ábeing supported by the MN Chamber that would explicitly preempt local governments from enacting wage and benefit mandates on employers. This stems from efforts by the Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul… Read More

Taxes & Transportation Moving Through Legislature

A big week winds up at the Legislature as all omnibus bills must pass out of committees today. Next week, the House and Senate will be busy passing all the budget and tax bills by their Easter/Passover break… Read More

Sunday Liquor Sales

A bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays was passed by the MN House of Representatives earlier this week and a Senate Committee today. The next stop will be a vote by the full Senate…. Read More