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Stakes very high for Greater Minnesota in special session

The following press release was sent to media outlets throughout the state today. A PDF version is available here.

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2015
Contact: Julie Liew

Stakes very high for Greater Minnesota in special session
Without agreements, 2015 could be one of the most disappointing sessions in decades

ST.PAUL—With the Legislature unable to agree on tax or transportation bills, the news Saturday that Governor Dayton decided to veto the environment & agriculture bill and the jobs bill solidified that the 2015 legislative session has been a far cry from the ‘Greater Minnesota session’ that received considerable fanfare at the start of the year.

“Unless the special session results in meaningful progress on rural priorities, this year will be one of the worst sessions ever for Greater Minnesota,” said Heidi Omerza, president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and a member of the Ely City Council.

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