This year, local governments are battling financial challenges on multiple fronts with unexpected revenue losses due to COVID-19 and an uncertain state budget outlook. The most recent November budget forecast shows a surplus of $641 million for 2020-2021 and a budget deficit of $1.3 billion for the 2022-2023 biennium. To . . .
Thank you to the more than 100 city leaders who attended the CGMC Virtual Fall Conference last week! While we certainly missed seeing everyone in person, we still had a great day filled with informative presentations and panel discussions: One Seat, Two Seat, Red Seat, Blue Seat: 2020 Election . . .
All CGMC members are invited to join us tomorrow for the FREE CGMC Virtual Fall Conference! Here are the details: CGMC VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Time: 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Location: Virtual conference held over Zoom Register: bit.ly/cgmc_fall2020 (Note: After you register, you will receive an email . . .
The Minnesota Legislature convened this afternoon for its sixth special session of 2020. Like the five that came before it, this special session was triggered by the latest 30-day extension of Gov. Walz’s peacetime emergency declaration, under which he has issued numerous executive orders related to the state’s response to . . .
The results are not considered official until Nov. 10, but it appears Minnesota will remain the only state in the nation with a divided legislature. Although Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won Minnesota by a sizeable margin, it did not result in an anticipated blue wave in state legislative races. . . .
Although CGMC’s top goals, such as protecting Local Government Aid, will not change, next week's election could have a significant impact on our strategy and tactics for next legislative session and in future sessions. All 67 Senate seats and 134 House seats are up for election. With 14 representatives and . . .