Featuring: health care event information, St. Paul considering public art mandate, and a look at Red Wing's "essential" spending.
The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) today issued a report recommending a sensible phase-out of the Local Government Aid (LGA) program over several years in conjunction with the elimination of tax levy limits for local governments and burdensome state mandates that drive up the cost of local government and undercut its autonomy.
Featuring: LGA city spotlight on Mankato, local government lobbying up 10%, and information on an upcoming FFM health care report.
Amid increasing concern over how local officials will deal with unprecedented budget challenges in their communities, The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) issued its first Issue Spotlight, commending several local governments for exploring creative, effective ways to control spending while continuing to deliver critical services.
Featuring: has St. Paul's budget really been "cut to the bone"?, a look at Duluth's tax and budgeting policies, and Rep. Paul Kohl's state spending freeze proposal.
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