Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mayor R.T. Rybak discusses the tragedy of dependence

Here’s part one of my interview with R.T.Rybak on the subject of Local Government Aid – LGA.
The tragedy of dependence
“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.

There will be more clips from the interview in coming days. Watch for them.

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