We need your input! The CGMC is conducting a survey of elected officials and city staff members to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has directly impacted Greater Minnesota cities and how it might continue to affect your community in the coming months and into the future. The information gleaned . . .
CGMC president ‘happy and relieved’ local governments will finally receive fair share of CARES Act funds
Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the announcement that the Walz Administration plans to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus relief funds (the “CARES Act”) to local governments:
The CGMC recently conducted a survey to get a better understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic directly impacts cities. The survey was sent to a broad list of city officials, and responses were collected between March 30 and April 6. Of the 134 respondents, 99 cities were represented: 70 CGMC . . .
On Monday, the House Ways and Means Committee held a virtual meeting that focused on a presentation from Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Commissioner Myron Frans and State Economist Laura Kalambokidis on the quarterly economic outlook that came out April 10, as well as an update on the COVID-19 federal . . .
Like other governments and organizations across the world, Minnesota government leaders are in the process of working through the state's response to the COVID-19 virus. This afternoon, Governor Walz held a press conference to announce that he has declared a peacetime emergency, which gives him additional powers to utilize the . . .
News Release: City leaders optimistic as lawmakers introduce bipartisan legislation to boost LGA funding
For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, firstname.lastname@example.org PDF version ST. PAUL—City officials are hopeful that bipartisan legislation introduced today in the Minnesota Legislature will give a long-awaited boost to the state’s Local Government Aid (LGA) program. SF 1304/HF 1102, led by chief authors Sen. Bill Weber (R-Luverne) and Rep. Dave . . .