Duluth News Tribune: Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities again looks to boost LGA

EXCERPT: “While the 2019 state legislative session will see a different governor and plenty of new faces in the House, one of the top priorities for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities remains the same. As has been the case with recent years, the coalition is once again looking to the Legislature for a boost in Local Government Aid, or LGA. The funding distributed to communities by the state government on an annual basis is designed to help cities that have greater needs than what can reasonably be covered by way of property taxes. According to a press release from the coalition, members are looking forward to working with Governor-elect Tim Walz, as he has roots outside of the metro area and a Republican-controlled Senate with rural members, where LGA is mostly distributed.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2AWNZ75