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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Each year, CGMC members work together to shape the Coalition’s policy positions for the upcoming legislative session. Policy committees will be convening via Zoom this fall to draft recommendations which will be discussed and voted on by the Board of Directors later this fall. Serving on a policy committee is . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .