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7th MEETING / Joint Hearing - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA JOINT/7th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND THE
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

MINUTES


Representative Loren Solberg, Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means and Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair of the Committee on Finance called the meeting to order on Monday, February 23, 2009, at 10:45 A.M. in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Finance Committee Members Present:

Carlson, Lyndon - Chair
Benson, John – Vice Chair
Brod, Laura
Buesgens, Mark
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Pat
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Finance Committee Members Excused: Howes, Huntley

Ways and Means Members present:

Solberg, Loren – Chair
Faust, Tim – Vice Chair
Abeler, Jim
Brynaert, Kathy
Bunn, Julie
Carlson, Lyndon
Davids, Greg
Dean, Matt
Demmer, Randy
Eken, Kent
Hilstrom, Debra
Kahn, Phyllis
Lenczewski, Ann
Mahoney, Tim
McNamera, Denny
Nelson, Mike
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Ruud, Maria
Scalze, Bev
Swails, Marsha
Westrom, Torrey

Ways and Means Members Excused: Hamilton, Holberg, Hoppe, Huntley, Mariani, Tillberry

A quorum was present.

Testimony regarding the Discussion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:

Tom Hanson, Commissioner, Minnesota Management & Budget
Jim Schowalter, State Budget Director, Minnesota Management & Budget
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Department of Education
Michelle Weber, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota Department of
Education
Abbey McKenzie, Management Director, Office of Investment, Minnesota Department of Transportation


The meeting was adjourned at 12:01 P.M.





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Rep. Lyndon Carlson, Chair
Finance Committee



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Lill Pohlkamp
Committee Legislative Assistant
Finance Committee
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Rep. Loren Solberg, Chair
Ways and Means Committee



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Gerrie Boice
Committee Legislative Assistant
Ways and Means Committee
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Agenda:

Presentation and discussion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009

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00:18 - Gavel, and presentation and discussion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:. 01:46 - Overview by Minnesota Management and Budget. 12:32 - Overview by Department of Education. 1:07:14 - Overview by Department of Transportation. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.