Under the 2013 LGA formula changes, a drafting error will impact future LGA distributions.(Published Mar 5, 2014)
Bills would add $57 million to the LGA appropriation beginning with the 2015 calendar year distribution, bringing the total appropriation to the 2002 level.(Published Aug 5, 2013)
The 2014 LGA payments will be distributed under a revised formula with an overall $80 million appropriation increase.(Published Jul 8, 2013)
Newly updated League documents provide detailed information about the local government aid program.(Published May 20, 2013)
The bill includes sales tax exemption for cities, LGA reform and appropriation increase, and levy limits.(Published Apr 29, 2013)
The bill includes several provisions of interest to cities, including LGA reform, police and fire pension aid funding increase, and municipal street improvement districts.(Published Apr 25, 2013)
The bill includes LGA reform and $80 million appropriation increase and a sales tax exemption for city and county purchases.(Published Apr 15, 2013)
Among other things, the bill includes $80 million in additional funding for the local government aid program.(Published Apr 2, 2013)
The House Property and Local Tax Division has released the first draft of their division report, which will incorporated in the broader omnibus tax bill.(Published Feb 25, 2013)
The bill is scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 27 in the House Taxes Committee.(Published Jan 28, 2013)
Gov. Dayton's budget proposal includes a significant reform to the LGA program for the 2014-2015 biennium.(Published Oct 3, 2012)
Cities using federally funded economic development programs will stand to lose funding if the federal government fails to pass a deficit reduction plan by Jan. 2.(Published Jun 27, 2012)
Cities that use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles are required to submit financial information to the state 180 days after the close of the fiscal year.
Contact intergovernmental relations (IGR) staff if you have questions about legislative issues.