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ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor, legislative leaders by 3 p.m. TODAY to fight for LGA!

Last night’s legislative deadline sailed by without action on several key bills, including the tax bill (which includes Local Government Aid funding). Governor Dayton immediately called a special session at 12:01 a.m. this morning, which means legislators are continuing their work to pass budget bills. There is still hope for an LGA increase, but we […]

CGMC Bonding Update

One week from today is the constitutional deadline for the state Legislature to wrap up its regular session, so you can expect a lot of movement this week on a number of CGMC proposals. For starters, the House is prepared to increase the amount of its bonding proposal from $600 million to $800 million through […]

NEWS RELEASE: Greater Minnesota city leaders demand results from 2017 legislative session

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017 Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com A PDF version of this press release is available here. ST. PAUL—With the session deadline looming and little progress thus far on key legislative priorities for rural communities, Greater Minnesota city leaders held a press conference today to caution legislators against repeating last year’s failures […]

Greater Minnesota city leaders to hold news conference to urge productive end of session

News Advisory Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Contact: Julie Liew jlliew@flaherty-hood.com 651-259-1917 Rural voters sent a loud message last fall that they felt left out and left behind. State legislators should be deeply concerned about the lack of progress on rural priorities. Who: Sara Carlson, Mayor of Alexandria and CGMC President; Dave Smiglewski, Mayor of Granite […]

NEWS RELEASE: Paltry LGA funding upsets Greater Minnesota leaders

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2017 Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com A PDF version of this press release is available here. ST. PAUL—City leaders in Greater Minnesota are voicing frustration with their legislators this week after the Tax Conference Committee unveiled a tax bill proposal that fails to adequately invest in rural communities. The tax plan, […]

How much LGA will your city receive under current proposals?

This Local Government Aid (LGA) run projects how much LGA each city will receive in 2018 and 2019 if there is no change to the current law and under the various proposals being considered at the Legislature: the Tax Conference Committee report, Governor Dayton’s plan and the CGMC’s proposal.

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