MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While there still hasn’t been any movement in contract talks between management at the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians, a local lawmaker is now pushing for the state to get involved.
Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, a Democrat, plans to introduce a bill early in the next legislative session that would propose the state buy the Minnesota Orchestra.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 3 Deaths, 882 New Cases Reported; 52% Of Minnesotans 16 And Older Are Fully Vaccinated
Kahn said the model would be similar to the one the Green Bay Packers operate under, where the public owns a majority of the organization.READ MORE: Teen Falls 5 Stories In Fruen Mill, Seriously Injured
Kahn plans to introduce the legislation at the start of the next session, which begins in February.MORE NEWS: 'Absolutely Check Your Policies': Breezy Point Couple Learns COVID's Effect On Insurance The Hard Way
The Minnesota Orchestra musicians have been locked out for more than a year now. Renowned conductor Osmo Vanska resigned earlier this month.