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
- Local Government Aid: The key to strong communities, a stronger Minnesota
- Sample LGA resolution
- LGA Myths
- LGA & Property Tax Refund Comparison Charts
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.
2019-20 Legislative Committees
- Pat Baustian
Mayor, City of Luverne
- Heidi Omerza
City Councilor, City of Ely
- Bradley Peterson, Attorney/Lobbyist
- Justin Stofferahn, Policy Analyst