Since 1952, the Citizens League has engaged its members in a unique policy development process we call study committees. Study committees are made up of Citizens League members who get together to learn about, talk about, and make recommendations about an important public policy issue.
Click on the committee names below for more information on each.
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Current Study Committees
There are no study committees currently, however the committee on New Pathways to Prosperity is developing recommendations to address poverty in Minnesota.
Past Study Committees
The Citizens League has conducted study committees since the 1950s. However, we have only recently begun to archive the work of those committees online.
|Water Policy Study Committee
The Water Policy Study Committee made recommendations to build a collaborative system of water governance capable of addressing the widespread challenges that are the greatest threats to Minnesota's waters today.
|Immigration and Higher Education Study Committee - Phase 2 (Solutions)
This committee developed recommendations to improve immigrant students' readiness for and success in higher education, focusing on the key areas of culture, information, cost, and language preparation. It builds on the first phase, completed in 2006.
|Immigration & Higher Education Study Committee - Phase 1 (framing)
This committee identified the important facts and key questions about immigration and higher education in Minnesota, in order to inform a second phase, which is currently formulating recommendations to address key barriers.
|Medical Facilities Study Committee
The Medical Facilities Study Committee recommended specific policy changes to establish market and regulatory reform in the medical care market.