As our communities and state continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that our lawmakers come together to pass a large bonding bill. One important way that your city can help nudge lawmakers in that direction is by passing a resolution . . .
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 . . .
The Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program (BDPI) is one of the state’s longest-running and most popular economic development programs. Over the past two years, the program has provided around $20 million in grants to cities to fund the public infrastructure costs necessary to facilitate business development, but . . .
When the Legislature failed — again — to pass a bonding bill during the second special session that ended earlier this week, it significantly jeopardized the chances of passing a bonding bill in 2020. The CGMC has learned that the state's pending August bond sale means that the Legislature . . .
The Legislature adjourned the second special session of 2020 early this morning without passing a bonding bill. Just last week there appeared to be a glimmer of hope that the Legislature might pass a bonding bill. On July 14, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced a $1.35 billion bill, . . .
The second special session of 2020 kicked off this week with a renewed focus on bonding. On Monday, the House unveiled a $1.35 billion bonding bill that was combined with a tax bill. This morning, the House Ways and Means Committee voted on a party-line basis to advance the bill. . . .