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February 27, 2010
New tax would spare LGA cuts
BEMIDJI -- A proposal by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities would tax non-essential personal care services and digital music downloads to raise an additional $60 million in state revenue. If adopted, the bill also would freeze Gov. Tim Pawlenty's "unallotment" of cities'...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
February 11, 2010
Cities working on LGA proposal
ST. PAUL -- City leaders are working on a proposal to fund continued local government aid. Since 2003, cities have complained that Gov. Tim Pawlenty and legislators cut state payments to them when the state budget needed to be balanced. Next week, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota...
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Pawlenty goes after LGA
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
City officials respond to proposed LGA cuts
WORTHINGTON -- With Gov.
December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Editorial: Budget news looms
Minnesota finance officials will issue an economic forecast for the state today, and by many accounts the news isn't expected to be good. Some predictions see Minnesota revenues falling as much as $1 billion short of expectations, according to a Forum Communications report Saturday....
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
Letter: Unallotment, LGA cuts were wrong
I read the Fairmont Sentinel editorial this morning (Monday) in the Daily Globe and I can maybe agree with some comments but am disgusted by others. In my view, Gov. Pawlenty overstepped his position as the head of the executive branch of the State of Minnesota. By doing the unallotments...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Column: Time for candidates to take LGA stand
ST. PAUL -- After launching a statewide effort to elevate local government aid (LGA) as a campaign issue for the 2010 governor's race, a reporter recently asked us why -- after having endured year after year of cuts to LGA in the last decade -- are we putting up a fight now. Quite...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 5, 2009
As others see it: Look beyond LGA
Mayors in Minnesota whose cities received Local Government Aid (LGA) have issued a call for citizens to ask their gubernatorial candidates where they stand on the issue of LGA, which has been a target for state budget cuts the past couple of years. The call was issued through the...
October 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
Letter: City budget process has been significant challenge
There is little need to outline the difficult financial conditions we have found ourselves in as we sit at the kitchen table to review our bills and monitor our investments. These have been some rough economic times. State and local governments have not been immune from the economic...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
Letter: Minnesota LGA is cut while ethanol awaits subsidy checks
As local units of state government reduce services for citizens truly in need, state lawmakers on Aug. 17 will deliver promised ethanol subsidy checks to Minnesota's most successful ethanol plants.
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Letter: Pawlenty does about-face on LGA
I just don't understand Tim Pawlenty. When he was running for the governor's office in 2002, he defended local government aid (LGA), which provides for basic quality of life in cities and small towns around Minnesota. Once he was elected, Pawlenty drafted the current LGA program,...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Letter: Tax question shouldn't be on table
On the Daily Globe's Web site, I noticed a poll on the question of raising city taxes to cover Gov. Tim Pawlenty's cuts to local government aid (LGA). This is a difficult question to answer when we consider what our rural cities would lose (police officers, firefighters, nursing...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am
July 9, 2009
Letter: LGA is not welfare
On his June 19 radio program, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said that Local Government Aid (LGA) is a "municipal welfare system." This is both mean-spirited and wrong. LGA is not welfare by any stretch. LGA provides a way to ensure through income taxes and state sales tax that all Minnesotans...
July 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Entenza visits Worthington, discusses Minnesota 2020 report
WORTHINGTON -- Ongoing state cuts to local government aid (LGA) hurt the quality of life in rural Minnesota cities, according to more than 90...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
Minnesota 2020 study: LGA cuts hurt quality of life in Minnesota cities
In six years, Bemidji lost nearly 50 percent of its state aids while increasing property taxes 68 percent, a new study says. And city officials want to stop the bleeding. Given Gov. Tim Pawlenty's late-year unallotment and his proposed 2010-11 budget proposal, Bemidji will lose $1...
March 25, 2009 - 10:20am