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September 23, 2011
LGA one of many topics at Worthington forum
WORTHINGTON -- District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton and District 53A Rep. Linda Runbeck met with various area representatives Friday for a discussion...
September 23, 2011 - 9:51pm
April 12, 2011
Column: LGA, or a spending addiction?
ST. PAUL -- You never know what the hot topic of any legislative session maybe before it starts, and you never know how or when the Legislature will complete its work. With three months of the debate behind them and only six weeks left before the constitutional adjournment date of...
April 12, 2011 - 12:00am
April 5, 2011
Editorial: Keep metro LGA, too
We've made no secret of our disdain for plans to reduce local government aid, asserting that LGA cuts would do severe harm to already-tight budgets in communities across the region. This state aid, however, doesn't just get spread out across Greater Minnesota, though there are apparently...
April 5, 2011 - 12:00am
March 14, 2011
House GOP proposes tax, LGA cuts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota income taxes would fall $300 million in the next two years under a House Republican plan, while state payments to local...
March 14, 2011 - 8:42pm
December 28, 2010
Editorial: Area legislators face LGA choice
During Tim Pawlenty's two terms as Minnesota governor, state local government aid (LGA) payments were repeatedly reduced. As Pawlenty maneuvered to balance the state budget, cities across the state struggled to find ways to make up for the losses in monies. Now, the tables have reversed...
December 28, 2010 - 12:00am
October 26, 2010
Candidates separated over LGA
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three major governor candidates picked up their rural campaigns in recent weeks, after a barrage of Twin Cities debates and fund-raising needs keep them off the farm and out of many communities. Campaigning away from big-city lights features one favorite question,...
October 26, 2010 - 7:53pm
September 28, 2010
Column: Emmer's plan pulls plug on property taxpayers
HIBBING -- In his plan to redesign government, Tom Emmer, Republican candidate for governor, has proposed cutting property tax relief programs...
September 28, 2010 - 12:00am
September 14, 2010
Letter: State to Worthington - You can expect $3 million from us in '11
As you may know, the Worthington City Council is currently in the midst of its 2011 budget process and recently "pre-certified" our levy to the State of Minnesota at 4 percent. Of this amount, 1.4 percent is garnered from new taxpayers (new construction) with the remaining 2.6 percent...
September 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 23, 2010
As others see it: A snub of rural cities
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is being chastised for not attending a forum of major governor's candidates involving rural cities -- and rightly so. By refusing the invite of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Rep. Emmer falls into the same category as fellow...
August 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
County opts for hiring freeze
WORTHINGTON -- After considerable discussion on how to cut nearly $750,000 from the 2011 budget as a result of lost state aid, Nobles County Commissioners Tuesday night ultimately decided to direct department heads to get creative. With budget talks fast approaching, commissioners...
June 15, 2010 - 9:28pm
June 2, 2010
Editorial: LGA, and the budget's big picture
It's no secret that Minnesota's Local Government Aid (LGA) program has taken a beating over the last few years. Since 2002, according to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), the state has slashed LGA by a total of more than $1 billion, which in turn has helped increase...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
Editorial: Flowers will bloom once again
In March, the Worthington City Council -- as a result of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to substantially reduce local government aid -- resolved to not have flowers lining downtown Worthington streets this year. A savings of $6,500 (not a large amount, but a savings nevertheless) would...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Column: According to this Republican, it's time to protect communities
ALBERT LEA -- As a former Republican legislator from Greater Minnesota, it pains me to see polarization at the state Capitol having such a profound command over current outstate legislators' actions.
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 2, 2010
Officials oppose LGA cuts
WORTHINGTON -- Worthington city leaders, long distressed about repeated cuts in local government aid by the state, got some company Monday morning. Minneapolis...
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Council responds to LGA cuts
WORTHINGTON -- Cutting the budget for flowers on 10th Street and setting a minimum snowfall amount for plowing will not be enough to offset this year's proposed Local Government Aid (LGA) unallotment that could top $900,000. But it's a start. The Worthington City Council voted...
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am