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2 Dec ‘20

CGMC Survey: Your City Budget and COVID-19

2020-12-02T14:46:53-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, City Services, COVID-19, LGA, News, State Budget|

This year, local governments are battling financial challenges on multiple fronts with unexpected revenue losses due to COVID-19 and an uncertain state budget outlook. The most recent November budget forecast shows a surplus of $641 million for 2020-2021 and a budget deficit of $1.3 billion for the 2022-2023 biennium. To . . .

25 Nov ‘20

CGMC calls on Governor, legislative leaders to pass COVID-19 relief package for businesses and workers

2020-11-25T09:51:24-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, Jobs, News|

In a letter addressed to Governor Tim Walz and the leaders of the four main legislative caucuses, CGMC President and Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka called on them to quickly work together to pass an emergency COVID-19 relief package to aid businesses and workers impacted by the pandemic and resulting . . .

23 Nov ‘20

Watch and read presentations from the CGMC’s Virtual Fall Conference

2020-11-23T12:08:19-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: 2020 Election, Annexation & Land Use, Archived Webinars, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Elections, Energy & Environment, Environment, Events, Fall Conference, LGA, News, News and Events, Property Taxes, Redistricting, State Budget, Transportation, Video, Webinar|

Thank you to the more than 100 city leaders who attended the CGMC Virtual Fall Conference last week! While we certainly missed seeing everyone in person, we still had a great day filled with informative presentations and panel discussions:   One Seat, Two Seat, Red Seat, Blue Seat: 2020 Election . . .

18 Nov ‘20

Tomorrow! Join us for the CGMC Virtual Fall Conference

2020-11-18T10:08:20-06:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Election, Annexation & Land Use, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Events, Fall Conference, LGA, News, News and Events, Property Taxes, Transportation, Webinar|

All CGMC members are invited to join us tomorrow for the FREE CGMC Virtual Fall Conference! Here are the details: CGMC VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Time: 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Location: Virtual conference held over Zoom Register: bit.ly/cgmc_fall2020 (Note: After you register, you will receive an email . . .

16 Nov ‘20

Minnesota House Research publishes a ‘History of LGA’

2020-11-16T11:06:30-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, LGA|

The Minnesota House Research Department has released a comprehensive history of the Local Government Aid (LGA) program. The program we now know as LGA has its roots in the “Minnesota Miracle” of 1971—a sweeping set of reforms that overhauled how Minnesota funds schools and local governments. Many of those structures . . .

22 Oct ‘20

Governor signs bonding bill; CGMC gets a Star Tribune shout out

2020-10-22T13:25:06-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Special Session, Transportation|

On Wednesday, Gov. Walz signed the $1.9 billion bonding bill passed by the Legislature last week. The enactment of the bill ends the long and winding road to the state’s largest-ever capital investment package, and the first one passed in more than two years. Passage of a bill seemed improbable . . .

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