Minn. Chamber's Senior VP gives legislative priorities

By KBJR News 1

February 4, 2014 Updated Feb 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce says it has five legislative priorities for the upcoming session.

The Chamber's Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Bill Blazar, spoke during a forum hosted by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

Blazar says the Minnesota Chamber is pushing to do the following:

- Repeal all three sales taxes on business-to-business services enacted in 2013
- Better prepare the education of Minnesota students to meet workforce needs
- Maximize efficiency in Department of Transportation operations
- Provide set timeframes for environmental reviews to promote economic development
- Raise the state minimum wage to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour

The legislative session starts February 25.