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21 Aug ‘20

PFA announces project funding; need for bonding bill grows

2020-08-21T09:34:57-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, City Services, Energy & Environment, Environment, News|

This week, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) announced $122 million in loans and grants that had been awarded during the first half of 2020 in 24 communities across the state. These water infrastructure projects received a combination of loans and grants that are funded, in part, by the bonding . . .

13 Aug ‘20

Just a few hours long, 2020’s third special session packs in fireworks

2020-08-18T13:56:19-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News, Special Session|

The Minnesota Legislature’s third special session began and ended on Wednesday, but still managed to pack in some fireworks that will have lasting impacts on the already shaky relationship between Gov. Walz and Republican legislators. In a surprise that Senate DFL leaders called an “ambush” and Gov. Walz called “a . . .

12 Aug ‘20

ACTION ALERT – Pass a resolution in support of the bonding bill!

2020-08-20T13:40:17-05:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, Transportation|

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 . . .

7 Aug ‘20

MMB provides fiscal update, including first glimpse at the 2022-23 biennium

2020-08-07T14:28:41-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, News, State Budget|

On July 31, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) provided an update on state tax collections, and—for the first time since COVID-19 emerged—provided an estimate of the impact the pandemic could have on the state budget during the 2022-23 biennium. The updated revenue report shows state tax collections have remained roughly . . .

4 Aug ‘20

Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka elected CGMC President

2020-08-04T13:47:07-05:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                                                            Contact: Julie Liew ST. PAUL—Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 31 at the Coalition’s annual membership meeting, which was held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As president, Zylka will . . .

3 Aug ‘20

2021 certified LGA amounts now available

2020-08-07T14:29:22-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: LGA, News|

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 . . .

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