The Senate tax bill, which was released Tuesday, contains NO increase in Local Government Aid (LGA). In contrast, the House tax bill and Governor Walz’s budget proposal both contain a $30.5 million increase, the same amount that the CGMC is seeking. This is the CGMC’s No. 1 priority for this legislative session.
With less than a month until the session adjourns, there is still time for the Senate to change course and support an LGA increase — but we need your help!
Contact your senator and Senate leaders TODAY and let them know that it is critical that they pass a $30.5 million increase in Local Government Aid this session!
Take action now!
Contact Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Senate Tax Chair Roger Chamberlain and your senator by no later than Monday, April 29 and urge them to pass a $30.5 million increase in LGA this session.
Tell them that:
- The current Senate tax bill is unacceptable.
- Any meaningful tax bill must include an increase in LGA—the most effective tool the state has for building strong communities in Greater Minnesota.
- You and your community are counting on the Senate, House and Governor to work together to pass a $30.5 million LGA increase this session to finally restore the program to its 2002 level.
- Tell your story of the impact LGA has on your community! Share examples of how your city uses its LGA and how your city might utilize an increase.
- Contact Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka using this email form or at 651-296-4875.
- Contact Senate Tax Chair Roger Chamberlain using this email form or at 651-296-1253.
- Find your senator’s contact information 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.