Historic Fort Snelling Legislative Updates
UPDATE (Jan. 4, 2017): Governor Dayton included the Historic Fort Snelling revitalization project in his 2017 Capital Investment recommendations to the Legislature. This is great news for this important project. The Legislature will now consider Capital Investment requests in the regular 2017 Session. Please take a moment to thank Governor Dayton for his continued support and urge your legislators to support the Fort Snelling Revitalization project.
UPDATE (Sept. 15, 2016): The funding request for a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling remains undecided. We are hopeful that the legislature will take up the request in the 2017 session and we will continue to advocate for its support. You can help. Let your legislators and Governor Dayton know that Historic Fort Snelling matters.
UPDATE (Aug. 19, 2016): Governor Dayton announced that he will not be calling a special session this year. That means our funding request for a revitalized Historic Fort Snelling remains undecided. We are hopeful that the legislature will take up the request in the 2017 session and we will continue to advocate for its support. You can help. Let your legislators and Governor Dayton know that Historic Fort Snelling matters.
UPDATE (July 15, 2016): Minnesota legislative leaders and Governor Dayton met today to discuss plans for a possible special session that could be held as early as mid-August. While no firm decisions were made, leaders seemed more optimistic that they could reach an agreement on issues that were not completed during the regular session. MNHS will continue to advocate for funding for the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center / Revitalization project. Fort Snelling advocates are urged to continue communications with legislators and Governor Dayton in support of the Historic Fort Snelling project.
UPDATE (June 14, 2016): Today, Steve Elliott, Director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society, spoke in front of the Minnesota House and Senate Capital Investment Conference Committee about Historic Fort Snelling. His testimony included a request for this project to be included in a Special Session Capital Budget Bill. Read the testimony.
UPDATE (June 1, 2016): Today, Governor Dayton released a list of his priorities for a special session, which included the Historic Fort Snelling project for a possible bonding bill. Please take a moment to thank Governor Dayton and urge legislators to include the Historic Fort Snelling project in the bonding bill.
UPDATE (May 27, 2016): We are hopeful that the Minnesota Legislature will convene a special session to pass a bonding bill and fully fund the revitalization of Historic Fort Snelling. Please let the Governor and your legislators know that this project is important to the people of Minnesota.
UPDATE (May 23, 2016): The Minnesota Legislature adjourned from regular session on Sunday, May 22 without passing a capital budget bill. That means the funding request of $34 million for the revitalization of Historic Fort Snelling remains undecided. It’s not too late to advocate for Historic Fort Snelling. Please continue to let your legislators and the Governor know that History Matters.