Cities could see $30M increase in local government aid

By |2018-04-23T14:42:48-05:00April 23rd, 2018|

Local Government Aid could return to its highest amount since 2002 under legislation in the Minnesota House. Under the bill, LGA would increase from 534.4-million dollars to 564.4-million dollars by 2019, which would stop to the downward trend in appropriations over the last 15 years. Rep. Clark Johnson Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) says cities like Saint Peter that have low property values, LGA is used to make sure essential services continue to be provided. "I believe up to 40-percent of the budget in Saint Peter depends on that. It's absolutely essential that Local Government Aid be stable. During [...]

Johnson lays out priorities heading into final legislative session

By |2018-02-20T03:17:04-06:00February 20th, 2018|

Lawmakers convene in St. Paul today to begin what will be the last session for District 19A House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) who announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election. For Johnson, he says there is still a lot on the table and lawmakers have to get to it right away. Rep. Clark Johnson "This is a very short session and we've actually got quite a bit of work to do. Now, the legislature can move at a fast pace, so this is doable. But we're gonna have to be diligent about getting our job [...]

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