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16 Jan ‘20

Governor Walz releases 2020 bonding proposal

2020-01-23T15:18:06-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Jobs, News, News and Events, Transportation|

Phase one of the 2020 bonding bill process concluded this week when Gov. Walz completed the release of his proposed bonding projects. There is a lot in the Governor's proposal for Greater Minnesota to be excited about. First, it’s the largest bonding proposal we have seen from a governor. At . . .

15 Nov ‘19

CGMC Fall Conference features great speakers, presentations

2020-01-07T11:41:28-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Events, Fall Conference, Jobs, Labor & Employee Relations, News and Events|

More than 115 city leaders from across Greater Minnesota convened in Alexandria Nov. 14-15 for the CGMC Fall Conference. Thank you for everyone who joined us for this fun and informational event! We also went to extend a big-thank you to all of the conference speakers and presenters who provided . . .

14 Oct ‘19

Volunteers needed to help set CGMC policy positions

2019-12-26T15:52:35-06:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Annexation & Land Use, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Property Taxes, Transportation|

This time each year, CGMC members come together to shape the Coalition’s policy positions for the upcoming legislative session. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the policy committees, which will convene by conference call or in person over the next few weeks. The policy committees determine recommendations which . . .

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 . . .

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