10 Sep ‘20

CGMC educates candidates on issues impacting Greater Minnesota cities

2020-09-10T17:30:03-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Election, Annexation & Land Use, Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Elections, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, News, News and Events, Property Taxes, Transportation|

Each election season, the CGMC provides background information to help candidates become familiar with issues affecting Greater Minnesota communities. This week, we are mail our our 2020 information booklet — “Election 2020: Greater Minnesota’s Top Issues” — to all of the candidates and incumbents running for seats in the Minnesota . . .

3 Aug ‘20

2021 certified LGA amounts now available

2020-08-07T14:29:22-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: LGA, News|

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has posted the certified 2021 Local Government Aid (LGA) for cities. The total LGA distributed in 2021 will be $564,398,012, a $4 million increase from the 2020 distribution. This increase is a result of a significant push by local government groups, particularly the CGMC, to . . .

5 May ‘20

CGMC President: Budget challenges highlight importance of LGA

2020-05-05T12:41:22-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: Julie Liew Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the continued importance of Local Government Aid (LGA) in light of today’s budget projection: “Cities are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and will need to be . . .

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 . . .

8 Oct ‘19

Column: LGA increase provides critical boost to cities, but difficult budget decisions remain

2020-01-06T11:00:08-06:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

Below is a guest column by CGMC President and Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen. It was published in the Albert Lea Tribune, Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Owatonna People's Press, International Falls Daily Journal, West Central Tribune, Austin Daily Herald, Brainerd Dispatch, Grand Rapids Herald and other papers throughout Minnesota. As . . .

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