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37th/JOINT MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 37th/JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

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

MINUTES


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair of the Committee on Finance and Representative Loren Solberg, Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means, called the meeting to order on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at 6:32 P.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
Buesgens, Mark
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Garofalo, Pat
Greiling, Mindy
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Wagenius, Jean

Finance Committee Members Excused: Brod, Emmer, Hackbarth, Huntley, Knuth, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Thissen, Winkler

Ways and Means Members present:

Solberg, Loren – Chair
Faust, Tim – Vice Chair
Brynaert, Kathy
Bunn, Julie
Carlson, Lyndon
Davids, Greg
Dean, Matt
Eken, Kent
Hamilton, Rod
Hilstrom, Debra
Holberg, Mary Liz
Hoppe, Joe
Kahn, Phyllis
Lenczewski, Ann
Mahoney, Tim
Mariani, Carlos
McNamera, Denny
Nelson, Mike
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Ruud, Maria
Scalze, Bev
Swails, Marsha
Tillberry, Tom
Westrom, Torrey

Ways and Means Members Excused: Abeler, Demmer, Huntley, Seifert

A quorum was present.

Presenting the February Forecast:

Dr. Tom Stinson, State Economist
Jim Schowalter, Budget Director, Minnesota Management & Budget
Tom Hanson, Commissioner, Minnesota Management & Budget
Thomas Melcher, Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education



The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 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
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Presentation of February forecast

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00:35 - Gavel, and presentation of February 2010 Economic Forecast. Runs 57 minutes.