The surplus has increased from $825 million in November to the current $1.2 billion for the balance of the 2014-15 biennium.
Gov. Dayton Unveils Supplemental Budget
(Published Mar 7, 2014) The governor’s supplemental budget includes the expansion of the sales tax exemption to other government entities.
$100 Million Broadband Funding Bill Passes First House Committee
(Published Mar 7, 2014) The next stop for the bill will be in the House Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee.
LGA Technical Fix Bill Heard
(Published Mar 6, 2014) Under the 2013 LGA formula changes, a drafting error will impact future LGA distributions.
Senate Division to Hear Sales Tax Exemption Clarification Bills
(Published Mar 6, 2014) A hearing in the Senate Tax Reform Division is scheduled for Tuesday morning.
PERA Pension Contribution Increase Bill Introduced
(Published Mar 5, 2014) Bill reflects the recommendations of the PERA Board.
LGA Appropriation Increase Bill Introduced
(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.
Sales Tax Exemption for Snowplow & Road Maintenance Vehicles Bill Introduced
(Published Mar 4, 2014) Bill would allow city purchases of snowplow and road maintenance vehicles to be exempt from state motor vehicle sales tax, an exemption that townships are currently eligible for.
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(Published Feb 24, 2014) "Capitol Updates" gives you legislative news in between issues of the weekly Cities Bulletin.