Friday, March 23, 2012

You're Invited | Inter-Generational Roundtable: The Minnesota Miracle

Minnesota is often touted as a national leader across many topics and issue areas, ranking high for being a role model as well as for exhibiting significant disparities. There are many stories behind the successes and challenges that have brought our fair state to its current position, and some of the makers and doers behind it will be sharing about their contributions during next week's Citizens League Inter-Generational Forum. Drop in for historic background and to consider how to use their insights and leanings for crafting your own contributions to the future stories and successes of Minnesota!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Doors 5:30 p.m. | Program 6-7 p.m.

Axel's Bonfire

850 Grand Avenue, St. Paul

Appetizers are provided | Space limited to first 25 people to RSVP

Free for members | $10 for non-members

Register now

The year was 1971, and the Citizens League played a prominent role in changing Minnesota's fiscal policy. This success, dubbed the "Minnesota Miracle," gained national attention with a Time Magazine cover story depicting Gov. Wendall Anderson holding a fish with the title "The Good Life in Minnesota."

For some, the Minnesota Miracle meant equalizing the tax base between wealthy and poor communities; for others it meant a successful, broad-based approach to civic engagement to address a problem; for others it was about reaching a successful bipartisan solution.

You are invited to attend a 2012 Inter-Generational Roundtable Series discussion on the Minnesota Miracle, featuring Paul Gilje and Steve Dornfeld, the presenters for the evening. Come and learn about its history and what led to its passage; learn about the prominent role the Citizens League played; and discuss whether a policy like this could happen today.

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