Climate Change. Health Care. Voting Integrity. Net Neutrality. Gun Control.

While much of the campaign rhetoric and coverage often skips over these critically important issues to Minnesota, Future MN’s mission is to focus the political conversation and agenda ahead of the 2018 election.

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Our Mission

Future MN is working to ensure the discussion—in the public, in the parties, and in the media—ahead of the critical midterm elections will include issues vital to a healthy future for Minnesota.

We also want to advance pragmatic solutions to those issues and support agendas that will work towards those solutions.

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Issues in the News

Rural Minnesotans Frustrated About Health Care + Internet Access

“Of all the issues, the price of health care dominated the list, with farmers and small business owners reporting costs of $25,000 to $45,000 per year in health insurance premiums and deductibles. . . Wertish said those at the meetings voiced almost universal support for some kind of public health care option to be implemented, …

MN Senators Hold Net Neutrality Roundtable with Local Business Leaders

“U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith of Minnesota along with Sen. Ed Markey from Massachusetts on Friday met with local business owners, experts and advocates to discuss an effort to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s recent rollback of net neutrality rules. During the roundtable discussion at Treehouse Health in Minneapolis, local stakeholders voiced concerns …

To Curb Rising Health Insurance Costs, Some States Try ‘Reinsurance Pools’

“A couple of years ago, the health insurance exchange in Minnesota – MNsure – was in deep trouble. Health insurance premiums for individual policies had shot up by as much as 67 percent, among the steepest increases in the country.  Insurers were abandoning the market, leaving 116,000 Minnesotans with scant choices. The Minnesota Legislature offered …

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