Last weekend, the Star Tribune published an editorial written by CGMC President Randy Wilson in response to criticism over the preliminary levy numbers and cities’ use of the $80 million LGA boost approved by Legislature during the 2013 session. In his editorial, Wilson urges critics (who include some legislators and other policymakers) to see that “most cities have been able to keep property taxes in check while at the same time making their communities stronger” by “restoring critical services that had fallen victim to years of drastic cutbacks.”

You can read Wilson’s entire editorial here.