Nancy Carroll, Mayor of Park Rapids and President of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, released the following statement today regarding the legislative majority’s budget proposal:

“Released just two weeks into the session, this proposal shortchanges the over 50 new legislators from learning more about the state budget, LGA and this proposals’ impacts on their communities. 

“We are deeply concerned that politicians who are calling for ‘reforming LGA’ have started the legislative session without any substantive policy conversation, but rather a blanket proposal that is simply another cut.  In short, this proposal has zero reform and is just more of the same: a continued shift in the tax burden onto middle class families and businesses and deep cuts to the communities they call home.”