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.

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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.

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Kahn plans to introduce the legislation at the start of the next session, which begins in February.

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The Minnesota Orchestra musicians have been locked out for more than a year now. Renowned conductor Osmo Vanska resigned earlier this month.