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Geno Fragnito

Geno Fragnito is the MNCPA government relations director, advocating on behalf of the CPA profession. His days consist of last-minute meeting changes, building relationships with lawmakers, helping CPAs navigate state government, and putting in more than 15,000 steps per day walking the halls of the Capitol. Geno unwinds with a little golf and traveling with his family. If he weren’t a lobbyist, Geno would perfect his cast and be a professional fisherman. Geno can be reached at 952-885-5550 or

Update: CPA licensure bills at the Minnesota Legislature
May 16, 2024  |  By Geno Fragnito
I write today with an update about the MNCPA bills at the Minnesota Legislature seeking to broaden the pathways to CPA licensure and tackle the talent pipeline challenge... Read more
Pathways CPA licensure bill advances in Senate
March 8, 2024  |  By Geno Fragnito
The MNCPA-backed bill to broaden the pathways to CPA licensure, advanced in the Minnesota Senate today. Watch the hearing now... Read more
Connect with legislators concerning CPA pathways licensure bills
February 27, 2024  |  By Geno Fragnito
Can one voice have an influence? Yes! When you share how an issue affects you, your business or your clients, it elevates an issue for legislators... Read more
Make your voice heard
February 20, 2024  |  By Geno Fragnito
Why attending CPA Day at the Capitol matters
CPAs hold a unique position of being a trusted adviser, expert on financial matters and a pillar of economic stability for individuals, businesses and communities across Minnesota... Read more
Broadening the pathways to CPA licensure discussion will continue
May 22, 2023  |  By Geno Fragnito
The MNCPA board-approved bill, with bipartisan support in both the Minnesota House and Senate, did not become law this year, but this is not the end of this bill... Read more
MNCPA submits amicus brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court
March 31, 2023  |  By Geno Fragnito
Recently, the MNCPA submitted a brief as amicus curiae to urge the Court to determine that Minnesota Tax Court decisions serve as binding precedent upon the Revenue commissioner... Read more
Snow shuts down Capitol; CPA Day rescheduled
February 24, 2023  |  By Geno Fragnito
Sometimes, Mother Nature goes for the knockout blow... Read more
A front-row seat to tax conformity bill signing
January 16, 2023  |  By Geno Fragnito
Last week, Gov. Tim Walz signed a federal conformity bill after it moved through both the Minnesota House (132-0 vote) and Minnesota Senate (67-0) this week. This hit a suggested deadline by Paul Marquart... Read more
With the election over, what’s next?
November 10, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
Want to stay informed on legislative happenings? Here's how... Read more
Elections matter: Your participation is important
September 9, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
This year’s election has an election dynamic that happens only once every 20 years. After redistricting this year, there are elections in all 201 legislative districts... Read more
Unresolved issues at the Capitol and still no deal on a special session
June 6, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
The 2022 legislative session ended on time, but it did not end as most people had hoped it would end... Read more
Your voice matters — use it
February 24, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
Your voice — the CPA voice — is invaluable to Minnesota lawmakers. Be heard today. Read more
MNCPA calls on Congress to address IRS service levels
January 31, 2022  |  By Geno Fragnito
As a CPA, you have, no doubt, seen a significant reduction in IRS service levels. It’s nearly impossible to connect with a representative to ask questions... Read more