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Legislative Update For the Week of February 21st

By Tom Lehman, NAIFA-Minnesota Lobbyist on 2/28/22 3:46 PM

Quote of the Week: “Do I need to unmute myself?” Senator speaking into a microphone at a Senate hearing while also watching on a laptop.

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Legislative Update For the Week of February 14th

By Tom Lehman, NAIFA-Minnesota Lobbyist on 2/19/22 2:46 PM

Redistricting Unveiled

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Legislative Update For the Week of February 7th

By Tom Lehman, NAIFA-Minnesota Lobbyist on 2/14/22 4:06 PM

Big Picture Issues

Economy Continues to Boom                        

Minnesota’s economy continues to roar ahead after the 2020-2021 COVID slowdown.     Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1% in January, well below the 3.8% national average. Minnesota Management and Budget announced on Thursday that tax collections in January were 25% greater than projected. Corporate tax revenues were $642 million more than forecast . Since July 1, the start of the State’s fiscal year, tax revenues are $1.5 billion higher than projected. The State already has a projected $7.7 billion surplus based on the November budget forecast. A new budget forecast will be released in the next month that will guide spending and tax decision-making for the remainder of the session.

Topics: Advocacy State Advocacy
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Legislative Update For the Week of January 31st

By Tom Lehman, NAIFA-Minnesota Lobbyist on 2/7/22 12:21 PM

Quote of the Week:

"The crisis has reached crisis levels!" Department of Human Services testifying on workforce shortages in the health care sector. 

Topics: Advocacy State Advocacy

Prudent Planners Use the Three M's for Retirement Portfolio Success

By John Florance, E4 Senior Vice President of Annuities on 10/7/21 3:54 PM

2020 marked the half-way point of the Baby-Boomer generation’s retirement process. The early Boomers began pulling out of the workforce in 2010, and the later ones will continue to begin their retirements for the next 10 to 15 years. The generation before the Boomers, known alternately as Traditionalists, Matures, and “The Greatest,” are at the end of their lives on this planet.

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Reinsurance Victory!

By Tom Lehman, NAIFA-Minnesota Lobbyist on 6/23/21 2:27 PM

As you can read in the story linked below, legislative leadership has agreed to extend reinsurance for another year -- through 2022.

Welcome 2021 New Members!

By NAIFA-Minnesota on 6/1/21 2:40 PM

Welcome new members who joined NAIFA-Minnesota so far this year!

Belonging to your professional association sets you apart from the competition by ascribing to a Code of Ethics, voluntarily investing & participating in a performance-driven networking group, and serving your industry through advocacy and community service.

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The Future of Emerging Markets & The Growing Digital Revolution

By NAIFA-Minnesota on 5/24/21 3:10 PM

Join NAIFA-Minnesota and FSP Thursday, June 3rd for this Collaborative Learning Event! This month features Kevin Carter with The Future of Emerging Markets & The Growing Digital Revolution.

June 3, 2021 | 11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | VIRTUAL - Zoom

Following the meeting the Zoom window will remain open for 30 minutes (1:00 - 1:30 p.m.) for members and sponsors to move to Breakout Rooms and remain online to chat about the meeting content and network with other attendees.

YOU'RE INVITED! D.I.scovery

By NAIFA-Minnesota on 5/24/21 2:55 PM

NAIFA-Minnesota, YOU'RE INVITED! Join NAIFA-Tennessee for D.I.scovery presented by DI Geek, Corey Anderson.

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No Budget Means Special Session

By Tom Lehman, NAIFA-Minnesota Lobbyist on 5/17/21 5:01 PM

The lack of an agreement by Governor Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka on overall spending targets means the session ended with a whimper on Monday without passage of the budget bills needed to keep state government operating on July 1. Conference committees met last week, but with no budget targets they could only adopt non-controversial policy provisions. There have been only 3 sessions out of the last 11 budget sessions during which the Legislature completed its work on time.

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