Duluth residents outline priorities in St. Paul

Duluth Days Underway in St. Paul

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Days Underway in St. Paul

February 16, 2011 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 3:28 AM CDT

Hundreds of Duluthians are in St. Paul today meeting with lawmakers and outlining their priorities to lawmakers at the Capitol.

Duluth and Saint Louis County at the Capitol is in it's 14th year.

The 2–day lobbying event gives residents a chance to speak face to face with lawmakers in Saint Paul.

This year is a non–bonding year, so instead of asking lawmakers to fund the area's pet projects, lobbyists are instead asking the legislature not to cut existing state funding.

Senator Roger Reinert says he sent out personal invitations to other lawmakers across the state, preparing them to talk with his constituents.

The change of power within Minnesota's legislature has some concerned about potential cuts that may loom ahead as lawmakers balance the state's projected 6–point–2–billion dollar deficit.

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce bussed residents, including students, who wanted to participate in Duluth and St. Louis County Days at the capital.

We have a crew St. Paul and we’ll have on-going reports of how those at the capital are faring.