Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Program 6-7 p.m.
Appetizers are provided | Space limited to first 25 people to RSVP
Free for members | $10 for non-members
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.