CGMC to Legislature: Seize this opportunity to invest in Greater Minnesota

Thursday, February 06, 2020

With state on solid economic footing, group says lawmakers must set aside partisan squabbles and focus on passing bonding bill, making other key investments

ST.PAUL—With the state sitting on a $1.3 billion budget surplus and a AAA bond rating, Greater Minnesota city leaders are urging lawmakers to return to St. Paul with a renewed focus on investing in infrastructure across the state.

“As any mayor in Greater Minnesota can tell you, our communities have a lot of infrastructure needs,” said Greg Zylka, mayor of Little Falls and vice president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), during a pre-legislative session conference call with statewide media this morning. “The Legislative and Governor should take advantage of the state’s strong financial footing and work together to make key investments in our communities.”

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