The Center of the American Experiment is sponsoring


What Deals and Trade-Offs Should Conservatives Seek
When Compromising Next Time?


Peter Bell, Moderator

Kim Crockett, Minnesota Free Market Institute

Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina

Fritz Knaak, Lawyer and former Republican State Senator 

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   ♦  Thursday, November 17, 2011

Minnesota State Capitol Room 318 Saint Paul

Admission is free, but registration is requested , as seating is limited.


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Starting from the reality-grounded premise that compromise is a necessary and honorable fact of political life – especially when different parties control different branches of government – what deals ought Minnesota conservatives seek in future legislative sessions?

Might there be ways, for example, for conservatives to achieve some of their key goals regarding taxes, education, energy, pensions, and the environment by reaching imaginative, win-win understandings with liberals?  What might such possible trade-offs look like?  (“Deals” and “trade-offs,” by the way, are also seen here as necessary and honorable.)


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