The 2011 government shutdown is Minnesota's second out of the last three biennial budget periods. This cycle of gridlock is making Minnesotans weary, and the partisanship and impasses have deadlocked our state services. Our state's ongoing deficits are too big and the stakes are too high to sit on the sidelines any longer.
On July 19, 20, and 21 the Bush Foundation of St. Paul and InCommons are bringing Minnesotans together in Grand Rapids, the Twin Cities, and Rochester to offer policy makers new ideas for real, sustainable solutions to our state's budget challenges.
This isn't about titles or status; it's about the simple power of thoughtful citizens with a shared desire to find common solutions. The Bush Foundation and InCommons will be compiling the results of these meetings to share with Governor Dayton, members of the Legislature, and the citizens of Minnesota. Equipped with tools and information, we believe citizens from differing perspectives will work together to show that even the most difficult problems have solutions.
Interested in being a part of the solution? For more information visit: www.incommons.org/citizensolutions
Finding solutions starts with us. Here's your chance to be a part of it.