Legislative session has begun!

The 2014 legislative session kicked off on Tuesday. With a shorter-than-usual session this year, legislative activity is going to be fast and furious as lawmakers tackle issues such as the bonding bill, minimum wage and taxes. Based on policy positions set at the CGMC’s Fall Conference, the top issues we are advocating for in 2014 [...]

Tax Conference Spreadsheet

Click here to view the Tax Conference Committee spreadsheet.  More details to come shortly!

Bonding Bill Update

UPDATE: The bonding bill failed on a 76-56 vote. 81 votes were needed for passage. The Minnesota House is scheduled to take up the bonding bill on the floor today.
It is anticipated that Rep. Hausman will introduce the following delete- everything amendment and this amendment to the amendment. In other words, this new language will [...]

Greater Minnesota Needs Strong Legislators Now

Click here to read a guest column by Cloquet Mayor Bruce Ahlgren and New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman on behalf of the CGMC, encouraging Greater Minnesota voters to elect strong, independent legislators.

CGMC/City Candidate Forums

The CGMC will be co-hosting several legislative candidate forums with our member cities.  These forums will focus on issues important to our Greater Minnesota communities, including LGA, property taxes, the state budget, and economic development.  These events are important in educating legislators on our priorities and emphasizing the presence of the CGMC.  Click here to [...]

Legislative Action Day Scheduled for February 6, 2013

[ February 6, 2013; ] Mark your calendars!  CGMC’s Legislative Action Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2013.  See below for the day’s agenda:

10:30 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 a.m. Full Membership Meeting
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Governor Dayton to Speak
1:00 p.m. Lobby at Capitol Complex
4:00 p.m. Legislative Reception at Mancini’s
5:30 p.m. [...]

CGMC Tours Owatonna’s Innovative Stormwater Projects

The CGMC Summer Conference provided a perfect opportunity for the City of Owatonna to share some of its innovacative stormwater control projects with other CGMC members.  In 2008, the MPCA awarded the city a low-impact development grant to implement infrastructure designed to improve and reduce the rate of stormwater run-off.  Our tour, hosted by Stormwater [...]