As cities across the state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, associations that represent cities are looking to the state’s share of federal dollars for COVID-19 to fill the gaps. As part of the federal CARES Act, the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress last week, each state will get . . .
On Tuesday, CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson joined representatives from other associations and local governments in a conference call with the Governor’s Office and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) regarding food security in our communities. The good news is that the state’s food supply chain remains strong, in that . . .
We need your input! The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is conducting a survey of elected officials and city staff members to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is directly impacting cities and how it might impact cities in the future. The information gleaned from this survey will be used . . .
The February budget and economic forecast, released by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), shows the state budget surplus for FY 2020-21 has grown to $1.5 billion — $181 million higher than the previous forecast in November. MMB Commissioner Myron Frans said this forecast is stable, but he also warned . . .
The legislative session kicked off Tuesday with legislative leaders admitting that much of what will be discussed this year is not with an aim to pass legislation, but rather with the goal of drawing distinctions between them and their political opposites. However, the positive news out of the beginning stages . . .
For Immediate Release February 6, 2020 Contact: Julie Liew PDF version With state on solid economic footing, group says lawmakers must set aside partisan squabbles and focus on passing bonding bill, making other key investments ST.PAUL—With the state sitting on a $1.3 billion budget surplus and a AAA bond . . .