It has been well over a month and a half since I purchased my Milano scooter to save on gas as well as help reduce my carbon footprint on this beautiful earth we must all share! I find it very relaxing to cruise around town on my scooter. It is also much more entertaining when Read More
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It has been 13 days and 139 miles since my scooter purchase. You didn’t just read the miles wrong. That is right… 139 miles for just under 2 weeks of riding around town! I have put a total of $5.80 in gas into this scooter. I have reduced the use of my SUV significantly. Usually Read More
I’m at the St. Paul Center at the moment listening to the LURC staff brief the seven Commissioners on their recommendations. You can find the LURC staff recommendations and NRCM’s brief summary of them on our website here. As you’ll read, we still have concerns about development on Lily Bay and about the oversize of Read More
Today, the Plum Creek verdict is one step closer to being in. In a mildly surprising move, LURC staff released a list of recommended changes to Plum Creek’s development proposal on Tuesday night. The 136-page recommendation makes one thing very clear – a lot of changes are necessary. The LURC staff recommendations also make it Read More
With rising gas prices, most of us are wondering how this will fit into our budgets. I drive a few miles to and from work 5 days a week, I run errands on my lunch breaks and sometimes after work as well. My local commute to and from work is not as far as others. Read More
I am very excited that more and more people are using canvas bags for their groceries, shopping at local stores, and for their travels (canvas bags are great travel totes). I am also excited to see folks posing for photos with their NRCM tote bags. On Earth Day, we launched this new “where in the Read More
Hi everyone, Well, after a long day and evening of lobbying on Tuesday, LD 2048 was passed unanimously by the Senate. Opponents of the bill didn’t even bother to float the bad chemical industry amendments. We won with several friendly amendments which also passed unanimously. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this campaign. Read More
We just won on the building codes bill in the Senate! The nail biter first and most important vote was 18-17, then Senator Bryant offered a crippling amendment that would have required enforcement only in towns above 5000. Senator Bromley requested that the amendment be “indefinitely postponed” (i.e. rejected). Senator Karl Turner supported that motion, Read More
On Friday afternoon the House voted 79 to 58 (15 absent) in favor of the Majority Report recommendations on LD 2257 “An Act to Establish a Uniform Building and Energy Code.” The Senate will be voting this week, maybe even tomorrow (Tuesday) and this vote could be even closer! We need support for the Majority Read More