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Data: Nov. 27, 2017
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April 11, 2018
City officials lambast bill that would reduce Worthington’s state funding
WORTHINGTON — A new bill being heard today by the Minnesota House Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division is drawing ire from Worthington officials. The bill (HF 3830), chief authored by District 31B Rep. Cal Bahr, R-East Bethel, would shift local government aid (LGA)...
April 11, 2018 - 8:45am
October 31, 2017
Letter: Tax bill effect on LGA is 'overstated'
By Dave Smiglewski, Mayor of Granite Falls and President, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities In a recent letter to the editor, Rep. Steve Drazkowski overstated the impact the state’s 2017 tax bill will have on local government property tax levies.
October 31, 2017 - 10:55pm
Tax bill has multiple dividends for region
PAUL — The tax bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton is headlined by $650 million in tax cuts. However, it also includes language that specifically impacts the Worthington area and southwest Minnesota. Worthington half-cent sales tax A measure in the bill allows the...
May 31, 2017 - 6:10pm
May 4, 2017
Letter: Leadership lacking at state level on LGA
It is with great disappointment I see that local government aid is again the target of Minnesota Legislators as an area to cut funding. Since 2002, LGA funding has been sporadic at best. Cities with low to moderate property values and lower median incomes have, in an effort to provide...
May 4, 2017 - 10:00pm
April 26, 2017
Local leaders hope for best with LGA, CPA
WORTHINGTON — With less than a month to the deadline and a surplus of $1.65 billion, the Minnesota Legislature needs to come to an agreement soon on how to spend the state’s money. Among the arguments between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders in the House and Senate is...
April 26, 2017 - 8:05pm
January 31, 2017
Weber pushes bill for more local state aid
ST. PAUL — New legislation introduced Monday won’t see any objections from Minnesota mayors. The bill, authored by District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne in the Senate and District 12B Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck in the House, calls for $45.5 million in additional funding...
January 31, 2017 - 9:34pm
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
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
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
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
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
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