13 Mar ‘20

State wrestles with response to COVID-19

2020-03-25T09:22:22-05:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Miscellaneous, News|

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 . . .

14 Feb ‘19

News Release: City leaders optimistic as lawmakers introduce bipartisan legislation to boost LGA funding

2020-01-06T11:05:57-06:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: LGA, Media, Miscellaneous, News, News and Events, Press Releases, State Budget|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com 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 . . .

26 Feb ‘18

Water infrastructure funding bill bolstered by strong bipartisan support

2018-02-28T10:32:44-06:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Bonding, Energy & Environment, Environment, Media, Miscellaneous, News, News and Events|

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 26, 2018Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.comPDF versionWater infrastructure funding bill bolstered by strong bipartisan supportBill would allocate $167M to state grant & loans programs that help cities pay for critical water infrastructure projectsST. PAUL—City leaders in Greater Minnesota are lauding legislation introduced today that would boost state funding . . .

9 Feb ‘18

News Advisory: CGMC to hold pre-session conference call with media

2018-02-13T17:08:50-06:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|

News AdvisoryCoalition of Greater Minnesota CitiesContact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.comCGMC to hold press conference call to address opportunities and dangers facing Greater Minnesota this legislative sessionGroup to discuss key issues including the state’s response to federal tax reform, Local Government Aid, infrastructure needs and child care shortageWho:  Dave Smiglewski, mayor of . . .

6 Oct ‘17

Volunteers needed to help set CGMC policy positions

2017-10-26T10:01:15-05:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Annexation & Land Use, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, LGA, Miscellaneous, Property Taxes, Transportation|

Each fall, CGMC members work together to shape the Coalition’s policy positions for the upcoming legislative session. Policy committees will be convening by conference call in October and early November to draft recommendations which will be discussed and voted on by the full membership at the Fall Conference Nov. 16-17. . . .

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