Category Archives: J.D. Burton

Collaborative Strategy Secures Highway Expansion Project

Senior Attorney/Lobbyist J.D. Burton recently helped secure a key transportation victory for the Highway 14 Partnership when Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced over $20 million for the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 in southern Minnesota between North Mankato and Nicollet. Continue reading

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Greater Minnesota economic development efforts underway

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. Senior Attorney/Lobbyist J.D. Burton and Senior Policy Analyst Steve Peterson have led a multi-tiered effort this fall to help boost economic development and job growth in greater Minnesota. Continue reading

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Communication still best method to advance bonding projects

Flaherty & Hood has secured bonding for many clients and is available to help advance your project next session. Continue reading

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MESERB fall meeting focuses on proposed water regulations

The Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB) held its 2010 fall meeting in Melrose. Flaherty & Hood attorneys Steve Nyhus and J.D. Burton provided staffing assistance and a legal activities report to the group. Continue reading

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Cities hear from lawmakers, set policies at fall conference

U.S. Sen. Al Franken joined members of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) on Veterans Day as keynote speaker for the organization’s annual fall conference, which was held November 10 – 12 in Alexandria. Continue reading

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New GOP majorities make for uncertain 2011 bonding bill future

Conventional wisdom at the Capitol held that if both houses remained in Democratic hands and Mark Dayton took the governor’s office, a large bonding bill would jumpstart the 2011 legislative session and revisit projects vetoed by Governor Pawlenty in 2010. Continue reading

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Reforming committee structure a goal of new GOP legislative majorities

The change in party control of the legislature will also bring a change in its committee structure. On November 16, the House and Senate Republican majority leadership unveiled their plan to “streamline” the House and Senate committees, including reducing the number of Senate committees from 25 to 16, and the number of House committees from 36 to 24. Continue reading

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Burton to participate in transportation working group

J.D. Burton, attorney/lobbyist with Flaherty & Hood, was invited to participate in a series of working group meetings designed to craft selection criteria for highway interchange projects throughout the state. Continue reading

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In difficult bonding bill year, Flaherty & Hood successfully advances client projects

On behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), attorney/lobbyist J.D. Burton secured $8.5 million for the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure grant program, an economic development tool that helps outstate cities attract and retain local jobs by providing up to 50 percent of needed capital improvement costs. Continue reading

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MN Senate to President Obama: Federal government must act on Highway 14 funding

As part of the U.S. Highway 14 Partnership’s efforts to fund the highway’s four-lane expansion between Rochester and Mankato, attorney/lobbyist J.D. Burton helped secure a letter written by the state Senate transportation committee to President Obama. Continue reading

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