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Advocate and Watchdog, Article II, Sec. VI “2016 Session: Our $4 Million Success”

Jul 1, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Sec. VI (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications 2016 Session: Our $4 Million Success, Expanded 6-Year Code Cycle, and Other Legislative Wins In the 2016 Minnesota Legislative Session, many of the big …

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Advocate and Watchdog, Article II, Sec. V “What’s the difference?  BAM-PAC. BUILD PAC. Housing 1st”

Jul 1, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Sec. V (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications What’s the difference? BAM-PAC. BUILD PAC. Housing First Family of Funds. Builders Association of Minnesota members have many options …

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Advocate and Watchdog, Article II, Sec. IV “Staying Engaged”

Apr 15, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Section IV (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications “Staying Engaged” When the 2016 legislative session ends, it is important for members to stay engaged in the legislative process. The 2016 state legislative races…

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Advocate and Watchdog, Article II, Sec. III “Day at the Capitol is Just the Beginning”

Apr 15, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Section III (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications “Day at the Capitol is Just the Beginning” At Day at the Capitol, we had a great time coming together as an industry to spend the day with your…

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Advocate and Watchdog, Article II, Sec. II “A Unified Industry Voice”

Apr 15, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Section II (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications “A Unified Industry Voice” As part of BAM’s government affairs program, the policy adoption process unifies our collective industry voice. Taking input from…

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Advocate and Watchdog: Article II, Sec. I - “Electing a Strong Builder Party”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Section I (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications With 2016 underway, the 2016 Minnesota State Legislative session almost upon us, and the pivotal 2016 general election just around the corner, the time is now to…

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Advocate and Watchdog, Article I, Sec. IV - “We Honor Our Best”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section IV (2016) January 2016 By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate Happy New Years, BAM Members! As we reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, all of us at BAM are thankful to work with such wonderful people…

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Advocate and Watchdog:  Article I, Sec. III - “A Memorable Year (Top 10 List!)”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section III (2015) By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate “Looking Back.” Another great year is almost in the books. With 2016 just around the corner, and with the holidays upon us, it’s time to look back at the…

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Advocate and Watchdog: Article I, Sec. II - “BAM-PAC”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section II (2015) By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate “We Keep the Lights On, and Make a Few Friends Along the Way.” This is BAM-PAC. In a contemporary, sustained, and member-focused advocacy program, a well-funded…

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Advocate and Watchdog: Article I, Sec. I - “If You Can’t Touch It, What’s Its Value?”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section I (2015) By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate “If You Can’t Touch It, What’s Its Value?” The value of a good defense cannot be overstated. From a government affairs perspective, the value of stopping a bad…

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