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.

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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.
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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.
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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!

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Pre-Session Bills Deal with City Issues

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In the past two years, how many times has an official from your city met with a state legislator to advocate for city issues?


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In the past two years, how many times has an official from your city met with a state legislator to advocate for city issues?

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  • 4-5 times
  • 2-3 times
  • 1 time
  • None

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