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May 17, 2016
Editorial: Let's get something done
With just a few short days left in this Minnesota legislative session, there remains no small amount of heavy lifting to be done. The Legislature is mandated to adjourn no later than Monday, and the equivalent of overtime has appeared increasingly likely with each passing day. It...
May 17, 2016 - 3:56pm
March 21, 2016
Many eyes on LGA tussle in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Money provided by Minnesota’s Local Government Aid program is a mainstay in the budgets of cities throughout the state, and potential funding hikes and cuts to it have city leaders keeping a close eye on the Legislature. For 2017, Gov. Mark Dayton has included a one-time...
March 21, 2016 - 12:30am
March 15, 2016
Dayton's budget boost: Broadband and racial equity top governor's wish list
ST. PAUL — Giving all Minnesotans equal access to high-speed Internet and promoting racial economic equality are Gov. Mark Dayton’s top requests...
March 15, 2016 - 10:18pm
February 9, 2016
Editorial: Another LGA push
During last year’s session of the Minnesota Legislature, the House passed a $85 million cut to the local government aid program. The cut slashed LGA funding for Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, while freezing all other cities that receive this state money. Meanwhile, the Senate...
February 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
January 5, 2016
As others see it: Make LGA a priorirty
Voters are sure to hear a lot about Local Government Aid during Minnesota’s next legislative session, which convenes March 8. The Legislature, with a budget surplus of about $2 billion, will be pushed and pulled by many groups fighting for a bigger piece of the pie. In our view,...
January 5, 2016 - 8:03pm
December 9, 2015
Column: Minnesota House GOP needs to reverse course, support LGA
By THOMAS KUNTZ and RANDY WILSON As 2015 winds down and we prepare to welcome a new year and a new legislative session, the time has come for us to speak out. As mayors of cities in Greater Minnesota — and as Republicans — we have waited more than a year for the new House Republican...
December 9, 2015 - 4:38pm
April 6, 2015
Editorial: Return LGA to 2002 levels
Shortly after Tim Pawlenty was elected Minnesota’s governor in 2002, hard budgetary times resulted in deep cuts to the state’s Local Government Aid (LGA) program. It has been more than a decade since those cuts were made — and Gov. Mark Dayton is now into his second four-year...
April 6, 2015 - 4:45pm
January 11, 2015
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
May 16, 2014
Lawmakers add more money for construction; taxes down slightly
ST. PAUL — Public construction projects across the state will receive more than $1 billion while some Minnesotans’ property taxes will fall slightly after legislators wrapped up two key bills Friday. When Gov. Mark Dayton signs the measure, which is expected soon, public works...
May 16, 2014 - 9:38pm
March 17, 2014
Column: After decade of steep hikes, overall property tax dropping
By DISTRICT 4B REP. PAUL MARQUART ST. PAUL — When Minnesotans last saw property tax stability, Daunte Culpepper led the Vikings, Kelly Clarkson became the first “American Idol” and “Spider-Man” topped the box office charts. The year was 2002. Fast forward to 2014. We...
March 17, 2014 - 4:31pm
December 26, 2013
LGA helps keep area levy increases to a minimum
WORTHINGTON —During the 2013 session, the Minnesota Legislature increased the Local Government Aid (LGA) amount by $80 million. That...
December 26, 2013 - 10:14pm
December 10, 2013
Column: Greater Minnesota communities are stronger from LGA boost
By RANDY WILSON, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities GLENCOE — In recent weeks there has been a flare-up of discussion at the State Capitol and in editorial pages across the state regarding property taxes and cities’ use of the $80 million boost to local government aid...
December 10, 2013 - 10:37am
Editorial: Finally, some good news on LGA
Daily Globe A new study released earlier this month by Minnesota 2020 shows that across the state, average homesteads (new and existing) are expected to see a decline of 6.4 percent in property taxes once direct refunds are factored in. Property taxes are expected to decrease...
October 10, 2013 - 8:21am
June 18, 2013
Oberloh to be honored by League of Minnesota Cities
WORTHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh got an interesting email from Betsy Hodges, a Minneapolis City Council member. "When...
June 18, 2013 - 10:07pm
May 3, 2013
As others see it: LGA deal good for rural Minnesota
After a decade of inconsistent policy and budget cuts, Minnesota's local government aid may get a long-needed fix under a new compromise this year. The LGA program assists cities with low property tax wealth and/or greater needs to provide necessary services for economic growth...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am