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Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition Update

Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:30 PM | Danyl Vavreck

MTGC Legislative Update – May 10, 2016
Less than two weeks left in the 2016 legislative session - it is crunch time!  Legislative leadership and the Governor are working to resolve differences in four major areas – taxes, budget, transportation and bonding before the deadline on May 23rd.
Our bill to fund the tourism events pilot project is included in the final negotiations and we need you to contact the conferees to encourage them to support funding for this important program!

Call today!
Message:  Please support funding for the tourism events pilot project in the final supplemental budget conference committee report!
The tourism events pilot project will benefit communities throughout the state of Minnesota in terms of increased visitors, tourism spending, tax revenues and positive promotion of Minnesota’s image as a vibrant and economically healthy destination!  We need your support!
Supplemental Budget Conference Committee Members:
Senator Dick Cohen (DFL, St. Paul)
(651) 296-5931 or
Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL, Maplewood)
(651) 296-6820 or
Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL, Grand Rapids)
Senate Author of the Events Funding bill & EMT Council member
(651) 296-4136 or
Senator Tony Lourey (DFL, Kerrick)
(651) 296-0293 or
Senator Michelle Fischbach (GOP, Paynesville)
(651) 296-2084 or
Representative Jim Knoblach (GOP, St. Cloud)
(651) 296-6612 or
Representative Jenifer Loon (GOP, Eden Prairie)
(651) 296-7449 or
Representative Pat Garofalo (GOP, Farmington);
(651) 296-1069 or
Representative Matt Dean (GOP, Dellwood)
(651) 296-3018 or
Representative Denny McNamara (GOP, Hastings)
(651) 296-3135 or
Thank you for your support of the MTGC and for taking the time to call and email the members of the budget conference committee asking them to support funding the tourism events pilot project!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

     Sarah Psick, Lobbyist
     Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition

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