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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

TWENTIETH MEETING - Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

February 28, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND
FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:37 P.M. on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Poppe, Jeanne, Vice-Chair
Atkins, Joe
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen

Dettmer, Bob
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Hortman, Melissa
McFarlane, Carol
Mahoney, Tim
Moe, Frank
Murphy, Mary
Norton, Kim
Ruth, Connie
Severson, Dan
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Nornes, Bud

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina invited Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development, to begin his presentation of the Department of Employment and Economic Development's budget request.

Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development, introduced himself and began the presentation of the Department of Employment and Economic Development's agency-wide budget request.

Mark Lofthus, Director, Business Development, Department of Employment and Economic Development, introduced himself and continued the Department of Employment and Economic Development's budget request, covering the business and community development portion of their budget request.

Questions and discussion followed.

Terry Kuhlman, Executive Director, Public Facilities Authority, Department of Employment and Economic Development, introduced himself and provided assistance in responding to questions from members.


Minutes
Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
February 28, 2007
Page Two


Rick Caligiuri, Director, Job Seeker Services, Department of Employment and Economic Development, introduced himself and continued the Department of Employment and Economic Development's budget request, covering the job seeker services portion of their budget request.

Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development, provided further testimony on the Department of Employment and Economic Development's agency-wide budget request.

Kimberly Peck, Director, Rehabilitation Services, Department of Employment and Economic Development, introduced herself and continued the Department of Employment and Economic Development's budget request, covering the vocational rehabilitation portion of their budget request.

Questions and discussion followed.

Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development, assisted in responding to questions from members.

Kimberly Peck, Director, Rehabilitation Services, Department of Employment and Economic Development, continued her presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rick Caligiuri, Director, Job Seeker Services, Department of Employment and Economic Development, provided further testimony on the Department of Employment and Economic Development's budget request.

Questions and discussion followed.

Dan McElroy, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development, assisted in responding to questions from members.

Representative Dettmer moved that the minutes of February 27, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Rukavina stated that the presentation of the Department of Employment and Economic Development's budget request would continue to the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2007.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 P.M.



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair


Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Department of Employment and Economic Development budget overview

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