Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson says property tax hikes are leading to positive results in communities across the state.
Wilson, also the president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, wrote an opinion piece for the Star Tribune last month:
The money that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature brought to cities during the 2013 session did exactly what it was designed to do. It allowed cities to hold the line on property taxes (or in some cases reduce them) and restore critical services that had fallen victim to years of drastic cutbacks.
Wilson was responding to a Star Tribune editorial about property tax increases:
The State Capitol is full of annoyed DFL-majority politicians who beefed up state aid to cities, counties and schools last spring in the expectation that most of those jurisdictions would curb or cut their levies in response.
Instead, preliminary totals show more increases than rollbacks, enough to produce projected average statewide increases of 2 percent, state revenue officials reported last week.
Wilson joins The Daily Circuit to discuss state budget policy and local government aid.