Former representative speaks on damage of local government
WORTHINGTON — Ongoing state cuts to local government aid (LGA) hurt the quality of life in rural Minnesota cities, according to more than 90 percent of mayors surveyed for a report released by Minnesota 2020, a nonpartisan, progressive think tank.
Special meeting Monday night raises uncomfortable issues
WORTHINGTON — Cutting part-time public works staff, pulling from hospital impact dollars and cutting expenses at Prairie View Golf Links were among the suggestions for balancing the city’s budget discussed Monday evening.
Back to the drawing back for staffs, elected officials
WORTHINGTON — Just one month after dealing with 2008 cuts to Local Government Aid (LGA), administrators in southwest Minnesota are again feeling the pinch.
With 30 percent of local government’s budget in state hands, trouble looms ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s local governments receive 30 percent of their revenue from the state, so when the state budget is sick, local governments sniffle.
ST. PAUL – The cuts are beginning. Gov. Tim Pawlenty today announced plans to cut $271 million out of the state budget, including reducing $66 million from payments that cities and $44 million that counties had expected to receive a week from today. Cities planned to receive $280 million and counties $165 million.
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