LGA & Property Tax Relief

LGA & Property Tax Relief

As the Legislature and Governor work to set a budget for the next biennium and create an updated Local Government Aid formula, it is crucial that the program maintain its commitment to addressing property tax inequities across the state, ensuring the continued delivery of quality public services while keeping property taxes affordable.

LGA and Property Tax Runs

Policy Positions

Advocacy/Informational Documents

Bills to Watch

  • SF 1304/HF 1102 – Appropriates a $30.5 million increase to the Local Government Aid program
  • SF 1305/HF 1101 – A bill to increase LGA funding each year to account for inflation and population growth.
  • HF 2348 – House Property Tax Division bill (includes $30.5 million increase in LGA)
  • SF 1939*This is not a CGMC bill* This bill would increase the LGA appropriation by $15 million a year, but direct all of the increased funding for 2020 to cities with populations below 5,000. In 2021 and beyond the bill would return to calculating LGA as it normally is, but since a city’s aid amount is heavily influenced by the prior year’s LGA, the increased $15 million would continue to go primarily to the small cities targeted by the legislation.

Contact information

2019-20 Legislative Committees

Senate Tax Committee Chair: Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes) 651-296-1253 sen.roger.chamberlain@senate.mn Senate Local Government Committee Chair: Sen. Dan Hall 651-296-5975 Sen. Hall’s email form House Tax Committee Chair: Rep. Paul Marquart (DFL-Dilworth) 651-296-6829 rep.paul.marquart@house.mn House Property & Local Tax Division Chair: Rep. Diane Loeffler (DFL-Minneapolis) 651-296-4219 rep.diane.loeffler@house.mn

CGMC Chairs

CGMC Lobbyists