On the issues that Minnesotans care most about – our families, our jobs and our future – there is wide agreement across the political aisle. Our state must remain one of the best places in America to raise a family and educate our children; we must continue to be the place where entrepreneurs are welcome and the jobs of the future are created; and we must make sure that Minnesota continues to be a leader in the 21st century global economy. The Minnesota Business Partnership — more than 100 CEOs and senior state executives representing Minnesota’s largest employers — provides unique and valuable perspectives on the challenges facing our state. Partnership members lead organizations that are national – and increasingly global – in scope. Through the Partnership, members bring their knowledge and experience to bear on issues that are critical to Minnesota’s economic competitiveness and treasured quality-of-life. Our “Blueprint for Reform” includes recommendations in each of our primary issue areas — fiscal policy, education, and health policy. While this blueprint will guide the Partnership’s legislative activity for 2016, it also includes proposals and action steps for the administration and the private sector that we believe will position Minnesota for long-term prosperity.