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 . . .

2 Oct ‘19

CGMC President: Mini session provides opportunity for legislators to delve into Greater Minnesota’s needs

2020-01-08T10:55:16-06:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Events, LGA, Media, News, Press Releases|

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 2, 2019 Contact: Julie Liew PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the Minnesota House of Representatives’ ‘mini session’ in southern Minnesota: “I’m excited that the Minnesota House is holding its mini session in Greater Minnesota. It’s . . .

8 Aug ‘19

See your certified LGA for 2020

2019-08-16T11:05:59-05:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: LGA|

The Minnesota Department of Revenue released the certified Local Government Aid amounts for 2020 last week. You can find the amounts for each city here. The LGA appropriation for 2020 is $560 million — a $26 million increase from 2019. LGA will increase by an additional $4 million in 2021, . . .

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