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League of Minnesota Cities

Jul 4, 2016

Breaking the Ice: Counsel serves cities big and small

Irene Kao's parents owned a Fergus Falls Chinese restaurant for 23 years

Aug 19, 2015

Crowded contest shaping up to replace Dill

Observers and participants are predicting a full DFL field in the effort to find Dill’s successor.

Jun 3, 2015

Local governments spent $8.3 million lobbying in ‘14

The biggest single players in the local-to-state relationship are the various coalitions and interest groups that pool resources from dues-paying members.

Mar 6, 2015

A ‘different approach’ for local aid

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to focus state dollars to cities on street, highway and transit needs.

Feb 13, 2015

Fix sought for tax break on building materials

For cities and other public entities, the process for getting the sales tax exemption on construction material is so cumbersome that many decline to pursue it.

Jan 23, 2015

GOP pitches broad, business-friendly bill

Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, carries legislation he said will "alleviate the barriers" for growing Minnesota companies.

Nov 26, 2014

New chair views local aid with critical eye

Incoming House property tax committee chairman, Republican Steve Drazkowski, is one of the most outspoken conservatives in the lower chamber.

Jun 4, 2014

Law clarifies public project transparency standards

A new state law addresses a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision that speaks to the public’s right to know certain details about public construction projects.

May 9, 2014

Tax conferees agree on $103M more in cuts

A final framework deal is in place for the second major tax-cut bill this session, signaling a resolution to one of the key end-of-session bills of 2014.

May 9, 2014

Lawmakers favor grants for housing shortage

Legislators have rejected a plan to let cities use TIF districts to address Greater Minnesota housing shortages.

Mar 26, 2014

House bonding bill advances higher ed projects

The proposal includes more than $436 million for projects at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses.

Feb 5, 2014

Cities, counties aim to extend tax exemptions

Last session, after the Legislature exempted city and county government from paying the state’s general sales tax on most purchases, the move was heralded as a long-overdue triumph of common sense. After all, what is the logic in the government taxing the government?

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