For Immediate Release: March 15, 2016
Contact: Julie Liew, jlliew@flaherty-hood.com

Below is statement from CGMC President and Le Sueur Mayor Robert Broeder on Governor Dayton’s decision to include $21.5 million for Local Government Aid in his supplemental budget. A PDF version of this press statement is available here.

“This is a shot in the arm for cities across the state. The Governor is making a wise decision by choosing to invest some of the surplus money into programs like LGA that help keep our state healthy and poised for a bright future. This $21.5 million will allow cities to invest in the critical services and infrastructure that make our communities more livable for residents and better for businesses.

“Now that the Governor and the Senate have come out in favor of an LGA increase, it’s time for House members to support Minnesota’s cities as well. We encourage our legislators in the House to address the concerns of their constituents and the communities they represent by supporting an LGA increase.”

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