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Workforce Wednesday: Business Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, March 8, 2017  
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MPMA members are joining their peers today (Wednesday, March 8) to advance the association’s priorities with state legislators during the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Business Day at the Capitol.”

This is an opportune time for MPMA members to be at the state Capitol because on Tuesday, March 7, our youth work skills training bill (HF 631) was heard by the House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. It has been passed forward for inclusion in the omnibus House jobs bill. The senate version of our bill (SF 474) has already been laid over for inclusion in the omnibus Senate jobs bill.

Behind the scenes, MPMA Lobbyist Amy Walstien is working on how our bill interacts with the other apprenticeship bill that Rep. Jim Nash introduced this week.

Day at the Capitol Schedule

After lunch and a keynote panel and Q & A about “Health Care Reform: Who Benefits,” at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront, MPMA members will take a bus to the state Capitol to meet with state legislators. The tentative agenda for the MPMA group includes meetings with Rep. Jason Rarick, Rep. Pat Garofalo, Sen. Paul Anderson, and Rep. Sarah Anderson.