Dear Friends, Our new initiative for revitalizing Greater Minnesota and reducing economic and racial disparities in rural regions was highlighted in a recent news story published by Forum Communications, a multimedia newsgroup with a broad reach in rural communities. In the article, Growth & Justice President Dane Smith makes the case that Greater Minnesota needs more and smarter public investment in basic infrastructure, including transpor... Read More
Education Disparity and a Progressive Revival Growth & Justice recently joined religious leaders in a day-long event sponsored by the national Moral Revival movement. The uplifting and inspiring rally/revival at Plymouth Congregational Church featured our recent STEP-UP intern Phoenix Thomson, who emphasized the need for more personalized investment in students facing obstacles to post-secondary completion. Learn more about the event in thi... Read More
G&J Civic Caucus Interview Elevates Inclusiveness In a recent interview conducted by Civic Caucus, Growth & Justice president Dane Smith praises the highly-regarded group’s recent efforts to restore and improve a non-partisan “Minnesota Process” for public policy. Smith emphasized the increasing importance of inclusiveness and addressing racial disparity in all facets of public policy development. Help us Hold the ... Read More
According to recent national and state reports, middle- and low-income households have benefited from some of the largest one-year economic gains in almost 50 years. This new data supports our basic premise that real and shared prosperity depends on steady business growth and full employment, along with public investments in human capital and economic security that reduce income and racial disparity. Analyses by the Center for Budget and Policy P... Read More
Our Op-Ed on Spatial Mismatch and Transit Growth & Justice worked to the end pushing for a special legislative session and we are disappointed that divisive regional politics played the decisive role in preventing an agreement. Last week, in an op-ed published by MinnPost, we urged legislators to review a major new report by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota. The study illustrates how the Southwest Light R... Read More
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