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Legislative Advocacy

Legislative action or inaction at the state and congressional levels can greatly affect municipal utility operations and long-term planning. MPUA advocates for members, makes members' voices heard, and communicates changes and relevant legislative action to members. 


State Legislative Advocacy

  • Government Relations Team
    • Our team at the Capitol has over 90 years of combined experience in lobbying and state government service
  • Lobbying
    • During the legislative session, MPUA can be found meeting with senators and representatives, testifying at committee hearings, and mobilizing members to share their experience and concerns with the legislature
  • Legislative Committee
    • Open to all members, the Committee meets monthly during the state legislative session to advise staff and stay up-to-date on utility issues in the State Capitol
  • Publications
    • Members can elect to receive weekly reports during session including the Alliance Inside publication and a Bill Report

2018 Legislative Committee Schedule

*GOB: Governor's Office Building

Date  Time Location
 January 9  10:00 am GOB 315
 February 13  10:00 am GOB 315
 March 14 10:00 am GOB 315
April 10  10:00 am GOB 316
May 8  10:00 am GOB 315
 December 11 10:00 am Conf. call

Congressional Advocacy

  • APPA Legislative Rally - each year a delegation of MPUA members and staff participate in this public power rally and talk with members of Congress to explain the impact of issues affecting municipal utilities
  • MPUA staff meet regularly with relevant congressional committee staff as well as our members of Congress and provide formal comments and letters when energy and utility issues come before their bodies
  • MPUA participates in stakeholder groups to present a strong voice for public power and municipal utilities and works regularly with both investor-owned and cooperative utilities to educate Congress on the effects of congressional action

Legislative Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Alliance Inside 011718.pdf PDF (559 KB) Administration 1/18/2018
Alliance Inside 012318 PDF (556.74 KB) Administration 1/23/2018
Alliance Inside 012918 PDF (1.14 MB) Administration 1/31/2018
Alliance Inside 020618 PDF (571.51 KB) Administration 2/6/2018
Alliance Inside 021218 PDF (330.45 KB) Administration 2/20/2018
Alliance Inside 022118 PDF (300.94 KB) Administration 2/22/2018
Alliance Inside 031218 PDF (576.28 KB) Administration 3/12/2018
Alliance Inside 032818 PDF (330.47 KB) Administration 3/28/2018
Alliance Inside 040618 PDF (331.85 KB) Administration 4/6/2018
Alliance Inside 041318 PDF (330.11 KB) Administration 4/13/2018
Alliance Inside 041818 PDF (335.4 KB) Administration 4/18/2018
Bill Report 011218.pdf PDF (189.26 KB) Administration 1/18/2018
Bill Report 012218 PDF (209.19 KB) Administration 1/23/2018
Bill Report 012918 PDF (224.33 KB) Administration 1/29/2018
Bill Report 020218 PDF (240.01 KB) Administration 2/5/2018
Bill Report 021918 PDF (255.11 KB) Administration 2/20/2018
Bill Report 030518 PDF (271.08 KB) Administration 3/5/2018
Bill Report 031218 PDF (272.14 KB) Administration 3/12/2018
Bill Report 032318 PDF (275.19 KB) Administration 3/23/2018
Bill Report 033018 PDF (281.09 KB) Administration 4/6/2018
Bill Report 040918 PDF (404.52 KB) Administration 4/10/2018
Bill Report 041318 PDF (216.7 KB) Administration 4/18/2018
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