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16 Jan ‘20

Governor Walz releases 2020 bonding proposal

2020-01-23T15:18:06-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Jobs, News, News and Events, Transportation|

Phase one of the 2020 bonding bill process concluded this week when Gov. Walz completed the release of his proposed bonding projects. There is a lot in the Governor's proposal for Greater Minnesota to be excited about. First, it’s the largest bonding proposal we have seen from a governor. At . . .

10 Jan ‘20

CGMC President: Governor Walz’s water infrastructure funding plan is great news for Greater Minnesota

2020-01-13T16:55:45-06:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Energy & Environment, Media, News, News and Events, Press Releases|Tags: |

For immediate releaseContact: Julie LiewPDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s plan to invest $200 million in Public Facilities Authority (PFA) grant and loan programs for water and wastewater infrastructure: “The Governor’s proposal is . . .

15 Nov ‘19

Greater Minnesota city leaders: Success of 2020 legislative session hinges on passage of large public works bill

2020-01-10T07:35:22-06:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, Events, Fall Conference, Media, News, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 15, 2019Contact: Bradley PetersonPDF version ALEXANDRIA, MINN.—City leaders from Greater Minnesota are calling on Governor Tim Walz and legislators to pass a large public works package that invests at least $1.5 billion in infrastructure needs throughout the state. That message was the main theme that emerged from . . .

25 Oct ‘19

State launches online portal to solicit feedback on bonding projects

2019-10-25T12:08:01-05:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Bonding|

As part of Gov.Tim Walz’s announcement last week that he will use the next two months to visit proposed capital bonding projects across the state, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) launched an online portal allowing Minnesotans to submit comments on bonding requests that local governments have submitted. The portal asks . . .

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 . . .

24 May ‘19

Where does Legislature stand on LGA and other CGMC priorities?

2019-05-25T10:23:03-05:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, Property Taxes, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

The Legislature is back in session! Governor Walz called a special session for 10 a.m. Friday with the goal of passing the state budget. While the Governor and legislative leaders have expressed preference for a one-day special session, it remains unclear whether it will stretch into the weekend. Throughout the . . .

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