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    Friday, January 5, 2024
    2024 Minnesota and Federal Legislative Priorities

    In preparation for the 2nd Session of the 118th United States Congress and the 93rd Minnesota Legislative Session, The Chamber has published its Federal and Minnesota legislative priorities. The Chamber has prioritized the following topics as they have a significant impact on our community. We encourage you to advocate on your own behalf through learning more and reaching out to your legislators.

    Cale Dunwoody

    Tuesday, December 19, 2023
    Changes to Minn. laws that may impact you: Ensure your business is in compliance by Jan. 1, 2024

    As you may know – throughout this past year, the Minnesota Legislature passed many business compliance and regulatory laws that will impact the way you run your businesses. Many of these new state policies have been or will be coming into effect soon, so we want to ensure your business is prepared to comply with them. There are numerous nuances to these laws, so I recommend that you consult an attorney and/or human resources professional. Ensure your business is in compliance with these newly enacted laws

    Cale Dunwoody

    Friday, December 15, 2023
    A New Era of Education Part 2: Minnesota - December Eggs & Issues Recap

    December 12, The Chamber’s Eggs and Issues series gathered the presidents of three local universities: Dr. Colin Irvine of Concordia College, Dr. Carrie Brimhall of Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and Dr. Tim Downs of Minnesota State University Minnesota (MSUM) for a crucial conversation about the future of higher education in Minnesota. With Dr. Irvine and Dr. Downs recently joining the FMWF community and their respective universities, this was the first time The Chamber convened

    Hannah Anderson

    Thursday, October 19, 2023
    North Dakota Legislative Assembly to reconvene following Supreme Court ruling

    North Dakota’s Legislative Assembly will convene next week, October 23 to October 27, to address the recent ruling of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The State’s Highest Court ruled that Senate Bill 2015, Office of Management and Budget, violated the State's constitution, voiding the entire piece of legislation passed during the 68th Legislative Session, which adjourned on April 30, 2023. This week, following an Executive Order by Governor Doug Burgum that calls for the Legislative Assembly to convene in

    Cale Dunwoody

    Thursday, June 8, 2023
    2023 Minnesota Legislative Session Recap

    Late in the evening on Monday, May 22, 2023, the 93rd Minnesota Legislature adjourned for the year, after finalizing key pieces of legislation. Throughout the past five months, the Minnesota Legislature met for 77 legislative days and adjourned before the Constitutional Deadline of midnight on May 22. Since convening on January 3, the Legislature has been working to fund state government, pass a tax bill, fund capital investment projects, establish a paid family and medical leave program, legalize adult-use

    Cale Dunwoody

    Monday, January 23, 2023
    The Chamber and MN Businesses Opposing Senate File 2 (SF2)

    Currently, Senate File 2 (SF2) is moving through the Minnesota State Senate and is to be heard in the Senate Health and Services Committee tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. We are asking Senator Rob Kupec of District 4, who is a member of this committee, to oppose this bill, in an effort to keep payroll taxes low and to protect small and medium-sized businesses from burdensome mandates.

    Tyler Fischbach

    Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    The Chamber's 2023 legislative priorities for MN & ND

    The Chamber has been working diligently in Bismarck since early last week to ensure that our area's voice, concerns and needs are heard as it relates to our most pressing challenges. Workforce was the topic of many bills this week; we actively advocated for the automation tax credit, workforce attraction dollars, career workforce academy funding, and support for NDSU and NDSCS.

    Tyler Fischbach

    Monday, June 27, 2022
    White House Negotiates Revived Build Back Better Economic Plan

    Primacy Strategy Group

    Friday, December 10, 2021
    North Dakota Special Legislative Recap

    Primacy Strategy Group

    Friday, December 10, 2021
    Federal Legislative Update

    Primacy Strategy Group

    Monday, June 21, 2021
    An update on our public policy and advocacy work

    Thank you for supporting and investing in The Chamber’s policy work. Your ongoing engagement and investment in this work enable us to continue to be a catalytic leader and enhance Fargo Moorhead West Fargo's vibrant business community. We are proud to represent you and your interests at all levels of policymaking.

    Katie Mastel

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Minnesota State House District 4A Candidate Q&A

    Minnesota, get ready to vote! Minnesota’s primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The individual within each party who receives the most votes will move on to the general election on November 3. To keep you informed and learn more about the candidates in the House District 4A race, keep reading!

    Katie Mastel

    Friday, March 29, 2019
    Public policy updates from both states

    Check out the latest in public policy news, straight from our public affairs and advocacy coordinator, with updates in legislation, issues and bills we're watching in both states, as well as an updated on the FM Diversion.

    Katie Mastel

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