Local government aid funding formula would change under new propsoal

A bill that would alter the way Local Government Aid (LGA) is distributed gets its first hearing at the legislature today.

From TwinCities.com:

Proponents say the proposal simplifies the funding formula, making it more stable for cities and easier for people to understand. It also makes sure more money goes to cities that have a greater need for property tax relief. Older, inner-ring suburbs would benefit the most. These cities are fully developed and can't easily generate new revenue in the way that growing suburbs do.

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