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30 Jul ‘19

Congratulations to the CGMC’s 2019 legislative awards recipients

2019-08-05T12:05:40-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Events, LGA, News and Events, Property Taxes, Summer Conference, Transportation|

Each year, the CGMC honors the legislators, city officials and community leaders who helped advance the CGMC's goals over the preceding legislative session and/or an extended period of time. Click on the names below to read a press release about each individual award recipient or click here for a list . . .

25 May ‘19

News Release: Legislature passes bill to restore LGA funding to 2002 level

2020-01-06T11:04:46-06:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Property Taxes, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version ST. PAUL—It took years of advocacy by city leaders and a late-night special session to get there, but funding for the Local Government Aid (LGA) program is finally being restored to its 2002 high-water mark. The tax bill passed by the . . .

24 May ‘19

Where does Legislature stand on LGA and other CGMC priorities?

2019-05-25T10:23:03-05:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Property Taxes, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

The Legislature is back in session! Governor Walz called a special session for 10 a.m. Friday with the goal of passing the state budget. While the Governor and legislative leaders have expressed preference for a one-day special session, it remains unclear whether it will stretch into the weekend. Throughout the . . .

21 May ‘19

Legislative session heading into overtime

2019-05-24T11:59:45-05:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Property Taxes, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

After blowing past their own self-imposed deadlines, Governor Walz and legislative leaders House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka finally reached an agreement on the state budget Sunday evening. See their signed agreement. Although Monday was the final day of the regular session — per the State . . .

3 May ‘19

We need you! Join us for a ‘final push’ lobby day & ice cream social

2019-05-09T17:21:03-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Events, Jobs, LGA, News and Events, Property Taxes, Transportation|

With just less than three weeks left in the legislative session, it is vital that we work together to keep legislators focused on Greater Minnesota priorities such as Local Government Aid (LGA), child care, clean water infrastructure and transportation. To help advocate for these and other issues, we encourage all . . .

22 Apr ‘19

CGMC presses need for Governor, Legislature to work together to achieve results for Greater Minnesota

2019-04-23T13:10:14-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, LGA, News and Events, Property Taxes, State Budget, Transportation|

With the Legislature currently on hiatus for the Easter/Passover break, CGMC staff members hit the road this week to meet with editors and reporters in Greater Minnesota to provide an update on our legislative priorities and discuss our hopes heading into the final month of the legislative session. Stops included . . .

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