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25 Jun ‘20

CGMC president ‘happy and relieved’ local governments will finally receive fair share of CARES Act funds

2020-06-25T15:13:38-05:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, COVID-19, Media, Miscellaneous, News, Press Releases|

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:

20 Jun ‘20

CGMC President: Special session a ‘train wreck;’ Minnesotans ‘deserve better’

2020-06-20T08:42:01-05:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Special Session|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the conclusion of the Minnesota Legislature’s special session: “The special session was a train wreck. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and recent civil unrest, Minnesotans need strong state . . .

12 Jun ‘20

News Release: Special session must not adjourn until Legislature passes a bonding bill

2020-06-12T13:36:42-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Special Session, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew A large public works package is needed to help Greater Minnesota communities — and the entire state — rebound from COVID-19 pandemic ST. PAUL—As state legislators prepare to tackle a laundry list of items during a special session that began today, Greater Minnesota city . . .

11 Jun ‘20

Guest column calls on Legislature to pass large bonding bill

2020-06-11T16:38:47-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Environment, Jobs, Media, News, News and Events, Special Session, Transportation|

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, . . .

5 May ‘20

CGMC President: Budget challenges highlight importance of LGA

2020-05-05T12:41:22-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: Julie Liew Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the continued importance of Local Government Aid (LGA) in light of today’s budget projection: “Cities are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and will need to be . . .

5 May ‘20

Letter to the editor: Rural Minnesota needs bonding bill

2020-05-05T10:25:20-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, COVID-19, Economic Development, Media, News, News and Events|

Below is a letter written by Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities President Audrey Nelsen that was published in today's edition of the Star Tribune. You can also read it on the Star Tribune website here. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent business shutdowns have had a devastating impact on rural communities. . . .

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