The Minnesota Senate tax bill, unveiled this morning, contains a $12 million one-time, one-year increase for Local Government Aid in 2018. This is far less than the $45.5 million increase needed to get LGA back to its 2002 funding level. Greater Minnesota senators need to know that the LGA funding in their tax bill is inadequate!
You can view this LGA run to see how the Senate proposal would impact your city’s LGA.
Take action now!
As a Greater Minnesota city leader, it is important that you contact your senator and urge him or her to push for more LGA funding this session.
Tell your senator that:
- You and other members of your community want the Legislature to pass a $45.5 million LGA increase this session.
- With a $1.65 billion state budget surplus and a $900 million Senate tax bill, a $45.5 million LGA increase is reasonable and achievable.
- You are counting on your senator to support this goal and fight for an LGA increase all the way through the end of the legislative session.
- You can look up your senator’s contact information in the Senate Member Directory or by visiting Who Represents Me?
If you have any questions about LGA or the legislative session, please contact Bradley Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-259-1911.