Bill to Make Sales Tax Exemption for Joint Powers Effective Now
Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley) has introduced a bill that would provide an exemption for most purchases of joint powers entities and special districts, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The legislation was among the 234 bills pre-introduced in the House on Jan. 29. It would reverse a one-year delay in the exemption that was enacted in 2015.
Free Webinar: We're Better Together—Developing Long-Term Strategies to Control Employer Health Care Costs
February 25—1-2 p.m.
How can public sector employers work together to control employer health care costs? Learn how the Health Action Group has helped private sector employers get the most from their employee health care dollars, and how this model can be applied to the public sector. Plus, discover how your employees can become healthier and reduce costs with the national Diabetes Prevention Program model.
Read more and register for this free online training
2016 Safety & Loss Control Workshops
various dates and locations—March and April
Don't miss affordable training designed just for you! Join your colleagues at a location near you this spring to get tips and tricks for managing risk. This year's workshops include tracks for administrative staff, police, public works with parks & rec, insurance agents, and (new for 2016!) technology staff.
Read more about and register for this year's training
City Learning Point: Professional Online Training
City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.
It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!
Pre-Session Bills Deal with City Issues
Although the 2016 legislative session will not officially convene until March 8, members and staff have been busy drafting legislation. House members recently pre-introduced 234 bills, including many issues—from broadband to taxes to transportation—of interest to cities.
Happy Trails for Paynesville
Nearly three decades ago, Paynesville residents envisioned a trail around Lake Koronis that would connect to the Glacial Lakes State Trail. After years of planning and a decade of phased work, the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail was completed in 2013. The project won a 2015 City of Excellence Award from the League.
Just Announced! 2016 Spring Safety & Loss Control Workshops
Get affordable training on topics impacting your city. Registration is open now!
Breathe Easy with a GreenCorps Member
Your city can apply for the support of a GreeenCorps member to tackle projects related to air quality, waste reduction, education, and green infrastructure. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week from September 2016 through August 2017.
Develop Long-Term Strategies to Control Health Care Costs
How can public sector employers work together to control employer health care costs? Learn ways to lower costs and keep employees healthy February 25!
LMC Contract Review Service Can Help Spot Trouble
Contracts with insurance or liability provisions as well as JPAs and mutual aid agreements are eligible for a free review provided by League staff. This service can help spot trouble in a contractual agreement before it's too late.
Save with U.S. Communities!
Do more with less when with the U.S. Communities cooperative purchasing program.
Avoid the 'Bait & Switch' in Redevelopment Discussions
Sometimes redevelopment just doesn't go as planned. See how the city of New Hope successfully navigated a challenging redevelopment project while avoiding the accusation of "bait and switch" through effective communication.
In the past two years, how many times has an official from your city met with a state legislator to advocate for city issues?
- More than 5 times
- 4-5 times
- 2-3 times
- 1 time
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Advertise Your City’s Items or RFP Listings
LMC members can post items and RFPs at no charge in the Marketplace. Non-members can post them for $75 per week. LMC Business Alliance members receive discounts and free postings based on their membership level.