Legislature Nearing Adjournment The 2016 Minnesota legislative session is coming to a close and Growth & Justice will be on the scene until the very end. We’re urging legislators to make smart public investments that build our human capital and physical infrastructure, reduce economic inequality and racial disparity, and provide the social justice that’s essential for long-term economic growth. Education Partnerships C... Read More
PIONEER PRESS A half-century ago, every one of Minnesota’s 10 members of Congress — Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, rural and urban — voted for the landmark Voting Rights Act. Although the national civil rights movement then was mostly led by African-Americans themselves and liberal Democrats, including our own Hubert Humphrey, northern-state Republican support was crucial. Minnesota’s Republican... Read More
MINNPOST When assessing whether public initiatives and other community interventions are having a measurable effect on social and economic indicators, tough-minded policy analysts often ask: “Are we moving the needle?” As Minnesota legislators and Governor Mark Dayton negotiate in the final weeks of the 2016 session on investment strategies to reduce disparities in our communities and improve workforce quality for Minnesota employ... Read More
MINNPOST Logan Boese Logan Boese is an Ethiopian refugee who was adopted at the age of 3 and raised in rural southwestern Minnesota by a Lutheran pastor and a high school administrator, an upbringing he describes as “just about as white and Minnesotan as any of them." As a student at Gustavus Adolphus College, majoring in religion and philosophy, Boese said he felt as much or more kinship w... Read More
The Latest Budget Forecast and the Working Family Tax Credit Given Minnesota’s stubborn problems with economic inequality and racial disparity, Growth & Justice is redoubling its efforts this year in partnership with Invest in Minnesota, a coalition of Minnesota’s faith communities, labor and nonprofit organizations. Our coalition will be pushing the 2016 Legislature for state income tax credits and other safeguards for low-inco... Read More
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