Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nuclear waste amendment successfully added to nuclear moratorium bill

Senior attorney/lobbyist Joe Sullivan, working closely with freshman Sen. John Howe (R-Red Wing), secured an amendment to S.F. 4 (Koch) that ensures the costs for long-term nuclear waste storage will be accounted for if the state’s nuclear power moratorium is repealed. Continue reading

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Employment past practices: Binding or not?

Unions frequently submit grievances against employers claiming the employer violated a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by changing and failing to follow a “past practice” without getting agreement from the union before taking the action. Continue reading

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CGMC launches newsletter to legislators

On behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), staff at Flaherty & Hood launched the Greater Minnesota Advocate, a weekly informational resource for legislators covering important developments on CGMC program areas—property tax relief and LGA, economic development, land use, the environment, energy, transportation, labor and employee relations—all from a rural perspective. Continue reading

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Northwest MN media tour highlights pitfalls of legislative majority’s budget

In late January, shareholder/attorney Tim Flaherty and senior media advisor Glen Fladeboe embarked on a media tour through the cities of Alexandria, Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls and Bemidji to respond to the legislative majority’s “Phase 1” budget bill, which cuts roughly $1 billion in state spending, $149 million of which comes from city aid programs. Continue reading

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Shaw joins Flaherty & Hood as paralegal

Paralegal Roseann Shaw joined Flaherty & Hood in January and will serve clients out of the firm’s Winona office. Continue reading

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Wefel presents at Ramsey County Bar CLE

On January 11, 2011, senior attorney/lobbyist Elizabeth Wefel spoke at a CLE seminar for the Ramsey County Bar Association and provided a preview of the 2011 legislative session.
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Hood attends city attorney conference

Shareholder/attorney Chris Hood attended the Minnesota City Attorneys Educational Conference February 11. Continue reading

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Flaherty & Hood sponsors several events in January

In January, Flaherty & Hood sponsored a table at the Rochester Community & Technical College’s Beat the Odds scholarship awards dinner. Continue reading

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