CMBA Government Affairs Committee Meeting - Post-Election Wrap-Up!

24 Nov 2020 9:24 AM | Steve Gottwalt (Administrator)

CMBA Government Affairs Committee - Post-Election Wrap-Up!  The GA Committee held its monthly meeting in November shortly after the elections.  We welcomed and congratulated U.S. Representative-elect Michelle Fischbach, who won Minnesota's 7th District Congressional seat, defeating long-time incumbant Congressman Collin Peterson. We also welcomed 6th District Congressman Tom Emmer's staff for a post-election update.  Julia Bogue with NAHB gave us a sense of the federal landscape.  BAM Executive VP, Grace Keliher, and BAM Lobbyist, Brian Halloran, provided a run-down of the Minnesota state elections.  Minnesota remains the only state in the nation with divided government as the GOP held onto its majority in the Senate, and the DFL held onto its majority in the House.  We also discussed lumber shortages, delays and costs which are beginning to ease, and the high cost of local fees with some area communities.  We had at least three state legislators join our Zoom Meeting, and at least one local community development official (Scott Zaehr with the City of Sartell).  To join the CMBA Government Affairs Committee, or for any questions or concerns about local zoning, development and building requirements, contact:  Steve Gottwalt,, M: 952-923-5265.

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