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The initiative was discussed by the tax conference committee and considered as an addition to the transportation finance conference committee report, but ultimately was not included in either bill.(Published Apr 5, 2013)
HF 1493 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.(Published Mar 25, 2013)
Cities with population under 2,500 must submit a financial statement and annual reporting form to the Office of the State Auditor by the end of the month.(Published Mar 25, 2013)
Throughout the committee process, numerous legislators have noted that their city officials persuaded them to support the bill.(Published Mar 11, 2013)
Potentially far-reaching legislation would exempt institutions of public charity from an array of city fees and service charges, and shift costs to other properties.(Published Jan 7, 2013)
The House acted in the 13th hour to reinstate the Bush-era tax cuts, but left many major fiscal issues—including those that could hurt cities—unresolved.(Published Dec 19, 2012)
The National League of Cities and LMC urge cities to encourage Minnesota’s members of Congress to maintain the exemption for municipal bond interest.(Published Oct 17, 2012)
If federal across-the-board cuts happen in 2013, how will cities be affected in the areas of transportation, public safety, and environmental programs?(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.
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