The clock is ticking! With Congress quickly fighting to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, Greater Minnesotans know that it is necessary to include supports for renters. The White House has called for final passage of the package by today, March 23. With over a trillion dollars on the line . . .
The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that COVID-19 is a global disease outbreak, which occurs when a new virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human . . .
Negotiations at the Capitol may be going at a snail’s pace (see next article for an update). In fact, with just days remaining in the legislative session, it is more important than ever that city officials speak up on key CGMC legislative issues like Local Government Aid (LGA), child care, . . .
It’s crunch time! With only one week left in the legislative session, Governor Walz and legislative leaders are in the thick of negotiations to determine the next two-year state budget and find common ground on other critical issues. Among the many issues still in limbo is the CGMC’s top priority: . . .
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 . . .
This legislative session, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership have teamed up to explore ways to address the child care shortage in Greater Minnesota. The child care crisis is a multi-faceted problem with no easy solution, but we strongly believe there are actions the Legislature . . .