City mayors: State aid needed to provide core services
Further state aid cuts to cities "would be devastating, to the city of St. Paul -- they'd be devastating to cities across Minnesota," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said Thursday.
Coleman, Bemidji Mayor Richard Lehmann and Albert Lea Mayor Mike Murtaugh held a news conference at Bemidji City Hall -- one of many this week across Minnesota -- to say that Local Government Aid has been cut enough, that city services are affected and higher property taxes the result.
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