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10 Sep ‘20

CGMC educates candidates on issues impacting Greater Minnesota cities

2020-09-10T17:30:03-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Election, Annexation & Land Use, Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Elections, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, News, News and Events, Property Taxes, Transportation|

Each election season, the CGMC provides background information to help candidates become familiar with issues affecting Greater Minnesota communities. This week, we are mail our our 2020 information booklet — “Election 2020: Greater Minnesota’s Top Issues” — to all of the candidates and incumbents running for seats in the Minnesota . . .

8 Sep ‘20

New list of projects eligible for PFA funds demonstrates negative impact of failing to pass a bonding bill

2020-09-08T13:32:25-05:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Energy & Environment, Environment, News|

The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) has unveiled its Intended Use Plans (IUPs), which detail the projects that can be funded through the Clean Water Revolving Fund and Drinking Water Revolving Fund this fiscal year. You can find the clean water (wastewater and storm water) IUP list here and the drinking . . .

4 Sep ‘20

Special session next week? Probably, but bonding bill still on hold

2020-09-04T09:47:46-05:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, COVID-19, News, Special Session|

With the fate of the bonding bill still unsettled, political tensions between Gov. Walz and Republican legislators have led to a great deal of uncertainty about what September will bring at the Legislature. In fact, although Gov. Walz has called a special session each month since June coinciding with the . . .

27 Aug ‘20

CGMC joins 60-plus organizations in calling for bonding bill

2020-08-27T16:20:47-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Jobs, News, Special Session|

This week, the CGMC joined a wide-ranging coalition of unions, engineers, architects, environmental groups, local government groups, faith groups, transportation groups, contractors and others in signing onto a letter calling on the Governor and legislative leaders to put their differences aside and pass a significant bonding bill.   The more . . .

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 . . .

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