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The League board adopted the 2013 legislative priorities, which will help guide IGR work at the capitol during the 2013 legislative session.
(Published Dec 21, 2012)
At its December 20 meeting, the League’s Board of Directors adopted a diverse list of legislative priorities for Minnesota cities. The priorities list helps focus the League’s advocacy efforts during what is certain to be an intense legislative session.
The legislative priorities are based on the Board’s assessment of member interest gleaned from discussions that occurred during the policy committee process, as well as discussions with members during the fall regional meetings and other membership interaction. The priority list does not reflect the entire scope of anticipated intergovernmental relations (IGR) activities at the Legislature during the 2013 session, and the list may be modified by the Board as the session progresses.
Priorities for 2013 are (listed alphabetically):
• Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Management (ARMER) Funding
• Broadband Issue Priorities
• City Revenue Diversification
• Clean Water Fund Distribution
• Data Practices
• Data Requests for Citizen Email Addresses
• Election Issues
• Expanding Economic Development Options for Cities
• Foreclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Recovery
• Funding Local Government Aid
• Local Government Aid Reform
• Modernizing Bid Publication Requirements
• Organized Solid Waste Collection
• Right-of-Way Management
• State Restrictions on Local Budgets
• Street Improvement District Authority
• Water Permit Fees and Agency Budgets
To learn more about the League’s legislative platform, view the League’s 2013 City Policies document here.
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