Greater Mankato Growth Hosts Issues Dialogue, Surveys Members on LGA
For those of you who were not able to attend the CGMC fall conference in Alexandria last week, we would like to pass along several items that were presented by CGMC staff. Below, you will find two handouts on our LGA message and the fundamentals of the LGA program. You . . .
Just days before the 2010 election, political reporters are focusing on the gubernatorial candidates' positions on LGA and property tax relief programs. CGMC encourages you to hop over to our Thank LGA blog to read these latest reports. Thank LGA also provides an easy-to-understand overview of the LGA program and profiles of how cities have dealt with recent cuts. Make an informed decision on Nov. 2 by learning more about LGA!
After a month-long experiment seeking to gauge the state budgeting preferences of Minnesotans, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) released an analysis of budget solutions submitted to their online budget simulator, MyMNBudget.com. The site, which has attracted over 3,600 visitors since being launched last month, allows users to create their own state budgets by raising taxes and/or cutting spending to balance Minnesota's projected $5.8 billion budget deficit. A key finding of the analysis is that across all party lines, users favored a balanced approach of both spending cuts and tax increases to close the state's budget gap.
CGMC will be sponsoring a Senate District 11 and House District 11B candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Alexandria City Hall, located at 704 Broadway Street. Confirmed candidates include Mary Franson, Bert Pexsa, Amy Hunter, Jim Thoreen and Bill Ingebrigtsen. Alexandria Mayor Dan Nesswill moderate
CGMC will be sponsoring a Senate District 22 and House District 22A candidate forum Monday, Oct. 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Luverne City Hall, located at 305 E. Luverne Street. Confirmed candidates include Joe Schomacker, Ted Winter and Kevin Vickerman; Doug Magnus is invited but not yet confirmed. Luverne City Council Member Pat Baustian . . .