CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson penned a guest column for the online news site Minnesota Reformer in which he called on the Minnesota Legislature to pass a bonding bill during the upcoming special session that invests at least $1.5 billion in critical infrastructure projects around the state. In his column, . . .
This webinar explored what public employers are planning for wage settlements and benefits and cost-cutting with their workforce. Practical and legal strategies will be discussed for negotiating economic and language items and implementing cost-cutting measures related to wage and benefit freezes, reducing work hours, furloughs, hiring freezes, voluntary separation incentives, layoffs, and subcontracting.
We continue to anticipate that a special session will begin June 12 as Governor Walz must convene the Legislature in order to extend his emergency powers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exact plan for a special session and what the Legislature will seek to accomplish during it is not . . .
This free webinar, presented by CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson, explored COVID-19 and its impact on state and local budgets.
The CGMC is conducting a survey to better understand what local governments will be doing with wages and other cost-cutting measures. We plan to use the findings to advise cities on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minnesota Legislature failed to resolve most of the biggest outstanding issues before quietly adjourning at midnight Sunday. Significant items of CGMC concern went unfinished, including a bonding bill and distribution of federal CARES Act money to local governments. Each side will spin its reasons and likely acknowledge that it . . .