Cities Bulletin

Cities Bulletin

April 23, 2018 Issue 13

House Begins Unveiling Omnibus Tax Bill

The League opposes several provisions that are being recommended for the omnibus tax bill.

In Other News

House and Senate Processing Omnibus Transportation Bills

Both bills address the flawed rollout of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, and the House version contains $101 million in general funds for transportation.

Transportation Constitutional Amendment Introduced in House

The measure creates a new Road and Bridge Fund in the Minnesota Constitution using revenue from the sales tax on motor vehicle repair and replacement parts and rental vehicles.

Omnibus State Government Finance Bills Advance to Final Committee Stops

The House bill has several policy provisions that would impact cities.

House Passes Bill on Competitive Bidding Increase

The bill would increase the competitive bidding threshold, which has been the same for a decade.

Broadband Funding Gets Nod in House and Senate Jobs Bills

The House jobs bill also includes dedicated funding for satellite providers, which marks a significant policy change from previous years.

City Groups Respond to Article on City Roles in Housing

The League, along with other city organizations, responded to a Star Tribune commentary by defending the role of cities in housing regulations and fees.

Bill Capping Wireless Application Fee Removed from Omnibus Bill

Despite not receiving a hearing in the House this year, the provision showed up in the newly released House jobs bill on April 18, but was removed two days later.

More Information and Resources

Just One Week Left to Nominate Your City or Official for a 2018 League Award

Mayors: The 2018 MMA Annual Conference is This Week!

Fill Your Conflict Management Toolbox at These Free Workshops

Save on Camp #MnCities Registration! The Early Bird Deadline Is April 30

Clerks: Whether You’re New or Need a Refresher, Don’t Miss This Orientation Conference in June

Rochester Area: Online Registration Closes April 23 for the Spring Workshops in Your Area

GreenStep Cities Quarterly Newsletter—Awards, Recycling Assistance, Local Gov Solar, and More

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Responsibly Recycle Your City’s Electronics!

Get Up-to-Date Information with the 2018 Directory of Minnesota City Officials—Available Now!

Register Now for 'Thriving by Design—Rural & Urban Together' Event in Granite Falls

Public Works Emergency Response Guide Can Help Staff Stay Safe and Anticipate the Unexpected

Resources from the April GreenStep Cities Workshop on Race & Equity Now Available

Volunteer Coordinators in Minnesota Cities Invited to Take 2018 Trends Survey from MAVA