“Certified LGA,” incidentally, means the amounts were promised to the cities so that they could base their 2011 budgets on the amounts they were going to get. Note that only Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth are slated to have cuts to their certified LGA figures. All other cities receiving LGA, including Rochester, which only by a legislative sleight of hand was saved from a “city of the first class” designation, won’t have their 2011 LGA cut.
The tragedy of dependence
There will be more clips from the interview in coming days. Watch for them.