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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...
opinion / letters
July 9, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
Council confronts city budget woes
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. The meeting followed the Jan. 27 announcement of an estimated...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
LGA cuts on the horizon
ST. PAUL -- Bill Clinton was president. Arne Carlson was governor. Gasoline was $1.15 a gallon. Six more years of new television episodes were in "Friends" future. Google was two people in a garage. And Minnesota cities received $368 million in local government aid. Fast forward...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Letter: LGA cuts would worsen imbalance in state
There has been a lot of talk about state financial aid to cities called local government aid, or LGA for short. Many residents may have heard of the program but not fully appreciated how it works and if it is effective. Many critics have said local municipalities are just whiners...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
LGA cuts hit city, county hard
WORTHINGTON -- Just one month after dealing with 2008 cuts to Local Government Aid (LGA), administrators in southwest Minnesota are again feeling the pinch. Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Tuesday his plans to balance the state budget during the next two years, including a roughly 25...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
'Biggest crisis' will affect local government aid
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. Now, with a massive state budget deficit, the affliction is much worse than a cold. Many say legislators must resort to major...
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
Brief: Windom increases levy by $30K
WINDOM -- The Windom City Council Monday voted to cut $200,000 from their budget in the wake of announced cuts to the city's expected Local Government Aid funding. The council also increased its levy by nearly $30,000, the maximum allowed by state law.
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 20, 2008
Pawlenty slashes local aid
ST. PAUL -- State budget cuts are under way. So is the anguish. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday drained the state's budget reserve and chopped away at state payments to local governments, colleges, human services providers and state agencies in balancing the state budget....
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
$470 million Minnesota cuts coming today
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty balances the state budget this afternoon, but promises to preserve military, veterans, public safety and K-12 education programs. "Those areas this afternoon will not be cut, but others will be," the Minnesota governor said on his weekly radio show this...
December 19, 2008 - 10:00am
Pawlenty cuts local aid, state programs
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.
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
City leaders plead for state aid
ST. PAUL -- Disaster. Crisis. Insane. Unfair. All are words Minnesota's city leaders used to describe the prospect of the state chopping payments later this month. Officials of more than 70 cities filled two legislative committee meetings Wednesday, warning that proposed Local Government...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00pm