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Members of the media can arrange interviews with CGMC officials or staff and ask general questions by contacting Julie Liew at 651‑259‑1917 or jlliew@flaherty-hood.com.
5 Aug ‘19

Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen elected CGMC President

2020-01-06T11:04:36-06:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Announcements, CGMC Programs, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release                                                                               Aug. 5, 2019Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty hood.comPDF version ST. PAUL—Willmar City Councilor Audrey Nelsen was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Bemidji. As president, Nelsen will help direct efforts to . . .

25 May ‘19

News Release: Legislature passes bill to restore LGA funding to 2002 level

2020-01-06T11:04:46-06:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Property Taxes, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version ST. PAUL—It took years of advocacy by city leaders and a late-night special session to get there, but funding for the Local Government Aid (LGA) program is finally being restored to its 2002 high-water mark. The tax bill passed by the . . .

19 May ‘19

News release: Lawmakers must pass LGA increase in order for session to be considered a success for Greater Minnesota

2020-01-06T11:04:52-06:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: LGA, Media, News, Press Releases, Special Session, State Budget|Tags: |

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Bemidji City Council Member Ron Johnson on the state budget agreement: “I’m pleased to see that the Governor and legislative leaders have come to a bipartisan agreement on the state budget. As lawmakers . . .

24 Apr ‘19

CGMC President: Senate tax bill fails Greater Minnesota cities

2020-01-06T11:05:00-06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: LGA, Media, News, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Bemidji City Council Member Ron Johnson on the Senate tax bill, which fails to include any additional funding for Local Government Aid (LGA): “A $30.5 million increase in Local Government Aid is our . . .

4 Mar ‘19

CGMC President: Bill allows essential water infrastructure projects to move forward, but additional funding needs remain

2020-01-06T15:05:07-06:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, Energy & Environment, Environment, Media, News, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Bemidji City Council Member Ron Johnson on the passage of H.F. 80. The bill includes a provision to convert the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund bonds that were part of the 2018 . . .

19 Feb ‘19

CGMC President: Governor’s budget proposal makes key investments in Greater Minnesota

2020-01-06T11:05:36-06:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: CGMC Programs, Economic Development, LGA, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases, Property Taxes, State Budget, Transportation|

For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Bemidji City Council Member Ron Johnson on Governor Tim Walz’s budget proposal: “The Governor’s budget proposal makes key investments that will go a long way toward strengthening Greater Minnesota communities. “City leaders have . . .

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