The Star Tribune shed light on several CGMC priorities with an excellent editorial titled “Three must-do legislative items: A focus for the legislative session,” which appeared in its Sunday edition.

The editorial is part of a three-week series on Minnesota’s urban/rural divide and the need to strengthen Greater Minnesota in order to have a better, stronger state. This editorial highlights three issues that are the focus of the CGMC’s advocacy work—Local Government Aid, broadband and transportation. The CGMC has been working hard to garner legislative support on these issues, particularly the need for a $45.5 million LGA increase and funding for rural broadband. Writers from the Star Tribune sought out advice and information from the CGMC while working on this series, and they have been in contact with several city leaders and residents in our member cities as well. We are delighted that the editorial board of the state’s largest newspaper has recognized our efforts and chosen to devote valuable time and space to the needs and concerns facing Greater Minnesota.

We encourage all of our CGMC members to share this editorial with other members of your community to highlight the important role these issues will play in the 2016 legislative session.